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My name is Sara Ryan and I am excited to be your Santa Fe Junior High Principal! I have been working  in education since 2000. I taught math for many years before coming to Santa Fe. I was an Assistant Principal at SFJH about ten years ago and I am returning to be able to work more closely with staff and students. I have been working at the district administration level for the past ten years and have missed the students and staff!  I graduated from UT Austin and obtained my Masters degree at UHCL. I live in the area and enjoy reading and spending time with my furry kids when I can. I volunteer a lot of my time on the weekends to support a local animal rescue group.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Sara Ryan



My Name is Liz Davis and I am the Assistant Principal for alphabet A-G here at Santa Fe Junior High. I have been married for 21 years. We have three beautiful children who all attend Santa Fe ISD. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy music, and love to sing and play guitar. I have been in the education field for 19 years. I taught High School English for ten years and have been serving as an Assistant Principal at Santa Fe Junior High for the last 9 and a half years. I am currently over the Science department. I hold an associate degree from San Jacinto College-South in General Studies, a bachelor's in literature from University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a master's in leadership and policy Studies from The University of Texas-Arlington. 

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts”-Dalai Lama. 

Liz Davis

Hi!  My name is Kristin Lawrence, and I am the Assistant Principal for alphabet H-O here at Santa Fe Junior High.  I am a graduate of Santa Fe ISD, once an Indian, always an Indian!  I am married, live in Santa Fe and have two daughters attending Santa Fe ISD.  I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. 

I have spent the last 12 years in education – serving first as a paraprofessional, then as a Special Education Teacher, and currently as an Administrator over Special Education and the Social Studies Departments.  I received an associate degree from College of the Mainland, a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Special Education, from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. 

There is a famous quote by George Evans in the world of education ~ “Every child can learn.  Just not on the same day or in the same way”.  I believe it is our job as educators to teach each student in a way that they can learn to achieve their dreams. 

Kristin Lawrence

Howdy!  I am an Assistant Principal at Santa Fe Junior High School.  

I began my career in education when I graduated from Texas A&M University in December 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  I completed by Master of Science at the University of Houston – Clear Lake in Educational Administration.  I have had the opportunity to work in various capacities in education such as the Director of the Head Start Program in Southwest Harris County, administration in Pearland ISD, Pasadena ISD, Clear Creek ISD and a Houston Area Charter School Program.

I enjoy time with my family at our family camp house and teaching yoga and indoor cycle.

As an assistant principal at SFJH, I hope to make a positive difference each day for our students and help them to develop the skills they need to be the best humans possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or requests for assistance.

Gina R. Seyl


My name is Melissa Ward and I have been in education since 2005. I was a coach and taught English, then moved into a Technology Coaching role before coming to Santa Fe in 2017. I came to Santa Fe as an Assistant Principal at SFJH then transitioned to a district role for PBIS and then on to the Indian Success Academy as the Director for our At-Risk Seniors of not graduating and DAEP campus. I am excited about being back on the Junior High campus to serve our Junior High Students and families.  I graduated from Texas A&M University for my undergraduate degree and Stephen F. Austin for my master’s degree. When I am not at school, I am at a football field, volleyball court, or baseball field with my husband/coach Jason and two kids, Madi and Jackson.

Melissa Ward