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Tomball Independent School District

Dr. Victoria Brinkman Set to Join Tomball ISD as Next Principal of Tomball Star Academy

Dr. Victoria Brinkman Set to Join Tomball ISD as Next Principal of Tomball Star Academy
Dr. Victoria Brinkman - TSA

TOMBALL - Tomball ISD is excited to announce Dr. Victoria Brinkman has been selected as the next Principal of Tomball Star Academy.

She will replace Jennifer Collier who has been named the next Principal of Tomball Memorial High School after Dr. Jeff Bailey accepted a new role as a School Leadership Officer at Central Office.

"We are excited to welcome Dr. Brinkman to Tomball ISD as the next Principal at Tomball Star Academy," said Dr. Mindy Munoz, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools. "She brings an infectious and energetic love for learning and believes in the power of opportunity. She shares an innovative mindset that will continue to empower our students at TSA as they are immersed in a rigorous, yet supportive learning environment. Her experience as an educator and her understanding of what it takes to be successful at TSA make her a great fit for this campus. We look forward to welcoming her to Tomball ISD and our campus leadership team."

Dr. Brinkman has over 18 years of experience in education and joins Tomball ISD directly from Conroe ISD where she most recently served as Associate Principal at Grand Oaks High School since 2021. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing advanced programs, led initiatives related to College Career and Military Readiness, spearheaded collaborative groups, and helped develop instructional strategies for departments she supervised.

Prior to serving in this role as an Associate AP, Dr. Brinkman spent 2017 to 2021 as an Assistant Principal at The Woodlands College Park High School. She has also served as the lead administrator for summer school at both the junior high and high school levels.

Dr. Brinkman brings not only administrative experience to this new Principal role but experience as a high school classroom teacher. She began her teaching career at Spring Woods High School in Spring Branch ISD as a social studies educator in 2006. From 2008 to 2012, she became the World History Lead teacher at Spring Woods High School before transitioning to Dekaney High School (Spring ISD, 2010-12). In addition to classroom teacher, she brings leadership experience as a former head volleyball coach at McCullough Junior High (2012-17) and Dekaney High School (2009-12). 

She earned her undergraduate degree in secondary education from Louisiana State University, her Master of Education from Lamar University and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University.


Read what Dr. Brinkman had to say: 

What was intriguing about joining Tomball ISD as a campus leader?
“What I love most about Tomball ISD is the commitment to innovation. There are so many educational opportunities available to students in TISD and the district leadership is always seeking ways to provide even more opportunities for students to learn and grow. 

“On a personal level one of the key factors that made Tomball ISD appealing was the educational experience my own child has had in the district over the last three years. I have seen my daughter thrive under great leadership, she’s had excellent teachers, and she has benefited from a variety of educational opportunities. Our experience as a family made the choice  to seek an opportunity in Tomball ISD a very easy decision. 

“I am honored and humbled to have been chosen to join Tomball ISD as a campus leader and I look forward to building strong, lasting relationships with the students, staff, parents, and community partners at Tomball Star Academy.” 

What do you know about Tomball Star Academy and what do you look forward to most about leading that campus?
“I know TSA is a special place full of students and staff members who chose to learn and grow  in a rigorous yet supportive environment. Students have the unique opportunity to graduate with their associates degree before they receive a high school diploma and the new P-TECH program will provide opportunities for students to gain industry based experience and certifications.  I am excited about working with the dedicated staff  at TSA, building upon the foundation set before me, and continuing to build a positive campus culture.  Tomball Star provides our students with an opportunity to pursue their dreams and I am blessed to have been selected to lead the campus that is a part of their journey. 

What is it about education that you love so much? 
“Education is truly a gift. As educators “we get to.” We get to help students set and achieve goals.  We get to celebrate students when they win. We get to pick them back up when they falter. We get to see them grow each day into the people they will become. And if we are diligent, we get to make generational impacts on the world.”

What can the TSA school community expect from you as their leader?
“I have maintained the same commitments throughout my career from my time as a classroom teacher and coach to my time as an administrator. Those commitments are 

  1. To listen, to care, and to be supportive

  2. Forgive and ask forgiveness

  3. Respect is a given. It does not have to be earned.

“Our stakeholders can expect me to maintain these commitments as I serve the Tomball Star community with visibility, creativity,  communication, and collaboration.”


ABOUT TOMBALL ISD
Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 22,000 students across 23 campuses.

 

  • 2023-2024
  • Brinkman
  • Principal
  • TSA