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 new Superintendent of Schools. I am thrilled to return home to work with all of you to raise our standards to higher heights. I have officially begun my assignment here and 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 (LaPorte ISD, Galena Park ISD, and Sheldon ISD), 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 freshman 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!
Superintendent of Schools