Office of the Superintendent



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Mrs. Paula Patterson, Superintendent of Schools

Dear Crosby ISD students, teachers, parents, partners and community members:

I am Mrs. Patterson and I am your Superintendent of Schools.  I am thrilled to return home to work with all of you to raise our standards to higher heights.  This is my first full year in Crosby ISD as superintendent and I have hit the ground running. 

Please allow me the opportunity to introduce myself to those who don’t know me.  I have worked in education for 21 years.  I am a product of Crosby ISD, graduating from Crosby High School.  I began my career here as a first grade teacher at Barrett Primary.  I also served our communities as principal at Crosby Elementary.  I have worked in three other East Harris County districts, but remained a Crosby resident the entire time.  I lived here, raised my kids here, and was a contributing citizen to our communities.

On a personal note, I am married to my Crosby High School classmate, Cedric Patterson, Jr, who is active in the Crosby/Barrett Station communities and Crosby ISD.  We have two sons, also Crosby High School graduates.  Cedric Patterson, III (Tre) is currently a graduate student athlete at Rice University and Jeremiah Patterson is currently a sophomore at Texas State University.

My goal is to move us from good to great.  I know the potential we have here.  We certainly can be a premiere district.  As the Superintendent of Schools, I commit to the following:

  • I commit to make every decision based on what is best for students in our communities.   
  • I commit to work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees with transparency, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • I commit to build a solid foundation of trust and respect with all of our communities.
  • I commit to strive for excellence in all areas of our district: academics, athletics, fine arts, and agriculture.

I look forward to meeting you all.  If you see me around town, please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to me.  We are one family and we will accomplish much as a united district/community.  Go, Coogs!

Paula Patterson
Superintendent of Schools
Crosby ISD