Human Resources

New Braunfels ISD is looking for exceptionally talented individuals to join our team. At New Braunfels you will find highly qualified teachers, administrators and other support staff that work together everyday to ensure a successful future for our future generations. To explore the opportunities with New Braunfels ISD, click on the link below. Applications are only accepted online through TalentEd Hire.

DEPARTMENT GOAL:

Human Resources strives to hire the best educators and support staff to meet the educational needs and aspirations of our students.

Resources

Kelly McCann
Executive Assistant to Chief Academic Officer
830-643-5747
Gina Christenson
Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
830-643-5787
Veronica Arneson
GT and Advanced Academics Specialist
830-643-5765
Marty Lenard, Ph.D.
Director of Fine Arts
830-626-5669
Linda Okon
Curriculum and PD Administrative Assistant
830-626-5678
Dena Schroeder
District Testing Coordinator
830-643-5773
Deborah Cary
Coordinator of Teacher Development
830-626-5668
 
Linda Dreibrodt
K-12 Social Studies Specialist
830-626-5680
Melissa Brown
Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5721
Keli Taylor
Elementary Math Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5719
Norma Jimenez
Multilingual Specialist
830-643-5771
Kristi Strickland
Elementary ELA Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5786
Linda Dreibrodt
K-12 Social Studies Specialist
830-626-5680
Ryan Randolph
Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5739
Judith Griscom
Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5720
Katie (Kip) Werner
Secondary ELA Specialist
830-626-5716
Tera Thompson
Director of Federal Programs
830-643-5715

Transcript Request

For current students and all alumni (graduates or withdrawn):
Use this link and enter your information for an eTranscript delivery.
Payment can be made by credit card. Delivery can be less than 24 hours.

Note: If you are in need of a copy of your diploma or verification of graduation for a job, a transcript usually will suffice as it has your official graduation date.

Credit by Exam

Assessment Calendar

Please refer to the Assessment Calendars for important testing and assessment dates throughout the school year.

TEA Accountability Video Library

The Texas Education Agency has set up a series of short videos to explain each aspect of the accountability system. All of the videos are included on the following web page. New content is added to the page when new topics or questions are addressed. Please note that scripts from the videos are included on the page in both English and Spanish.

View TEA Accountability Video Library

Leadership & Support

Kelly McCann
Executive Assistant to Chief Academic Officer
830-643-5747
Gina Christenson
Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
830-643-5787
Veronica Arneson
GT and Advanced Academics Specialist
830-643-5765
Marty Lenard, Ph.D.
Director of Fine Arts
830-626-5669
Linda Okon
Curriculum and PD Administrative Assistant
830-626-5678
Dena Schroeder
District Testing Coordinator
830-643-5773
Deborah Cary
Coordinator of Teacher Development
830-626-5668
 
Linda Dreibrodt
K-12 Social Studies Specialist
830-626-5680
Melissa Brown
Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5721
Keli Taylor
Elementary Math Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5719
Norma Jimenez
Multilingual Specialist
830-643-5771
Kristi Strickland
Elementary ELA Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5786
Linda Dreibrodt
K-12 Social Studies Specialist
830-626-5680
Ryan Randolph
Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5739
Judith Griscom
Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5720
Katie (Kip) Werner
Secondary ELA Specialist
830-626-5716
Tera Thompson
Director of Federal Programs
830-643-5715

Off Campus P.E.

The Off Campus Physical Education Program (OCPE) is to accommodate students who are making a serious effort to develop higher-level skills in a specific activity that exceed what the school district can offer through the general physical education program. The OCPE Program allows student in 6th through 12th grades to earn credits that meet the district and state physical education requirements. Students will be expected to be physically educated, along with being physically active. They will be expected to show accountability of skill development, learned physical activty and health concepts and social development through participation in their selected physical activity and written and tested assignments that are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education.

The OCPE Program is a partnership between the New Braunfels Independent School District and approved off campus agencies that provide activities such as: Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming and Tennis. Please refer to the link in the OCPE section for a complete list of NBISD/TEA OCPE approved agencies. Only practice hours may count towards the state required time. Game days and competitions will not count toward the total weekly participation hours. Agencies must provide an alternative place of instruction during inclement weather. Students will receive a numerical grade for the first six weeks and each nine weeks period. Students may participate in either of the categories described below. Students may not be enrolled in OCPE and any other general Physical Education class or Physical Education substitution at the same time.

  • Category I – Olympic/National Level – Participation and/or competition includes a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intensive, professional, supervised training. The training facility, instructors, and the activities involved in the program must be certified by the superintendent to be of exceptional quality. Students qualifying and participating at this level may be dismissed from school one hour per day. Students dismissed may not miss any class other than physical education. PLEASE NOTE: Students who leave for instruction during the school day cannot participate in UIL activities in the same sport.
  • Category II – Not Olympic Level but certified to be of High Quality – Participation includes a minimum of 5 hours per week at a private or commercially-sponsored agency that provides physical activities which include those certified by the superintendent to be of high quality and well supervised by appropriately trained instructors. Students certified to participate at this level may not be dismissed from any part of
    the regular school day.

*Please Note: As determined by Texas Education Code, the requirements are different for High School students vs. Middle School students. For students in grades 9-12, TEC allows participation in a Category I or II program to substitute for the state physical education graduation requirement. Students in grades 6-8 are only exempt from the 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity requirement. Students in grades 6-8 must demonstrate mastery of the Physical Education TEKS by completing an online PE course before the end of the semester/year they are enrolled in OCPE. 

  1. Check to make sure the agency is on the NBISD/TEA approved OCPE list.
  2. If so, notify your school’s counselor before the start of the semester and let them know you are interested in participating in the OCPE program. If not, see the “How to Become an Approved OCPE Agency” section of this website.
  3. Student and parent must annually complete and sign an OCPE “Release of, and Indemnification from All Claims” form that is to be kept by the student’s counselor.
  4. Supply the OCPE Agency Coordinator with an “OCPE Report of Student Progress” for each nine week period. These reports can be obtained from the student’s counselor or from this website.
  5. Complete online PE course if enrolled in grades 6-8. See school counselor for details.

In order to be placed on NBISD’s approved list of Off Campus PE agencies, a facility will need to do the following:

  1. Obtain and complete an Off Campus Physical Education application. Download the Application for Off-Campus Physical Education Program Cooperative Agreement
  2. Provide all of the required Facility Requirements, Instructor’s Certifications, Program Information, and Instructional Practices as outline in Part C (page 2) of the application.
  3. Submit the completed application along with the required documentation no less than 30 days before the start of the semester in which OCPE credit is being requested. Applications can be dropped off at the NBISD Education Center or mailed to Accountability & Instruction Department, 1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
  4. If all of the requirements and deadlines have been fulfilled as outline in procedures 1-3 above, and the requesting agency is certified by the superintendent to be of high quality, then a district application will be filed with TEA to have the agency placed on the approved list.

NBISD/TEA Approved Agencies for the Off-Campus Physical Education Program 

Agency: American All-Star Gymnastics
Category: 1
Activity: Gymnastics
Contact Person: Suzanne Petty
Contact Phone: 830-643-0720
Approved Through: 2024-25
Agency:John Newcombe Tennis Academy
Category: 1
Activity: Tennis
Contact Person:Phil Hendrie
Contact Phone:830-625-9105
Approved Through: 2024-25
Agency:VIP Gymnastics
Category: 1
Activity: Gymnastics
Contact Person:Angela Boice
Contact Phone:830-980-4149
Approved Through: 2024-25

The OCPE Program is a partnership between the New Braunfels Independent School District and approved off-campus agencies. Students may not be enrolled in OCPE and any other general Physical Education class or Physical Education substitution at the same time. Students may participate in either of the following categories:

  • Category I – Olympic/National Level – Participation and/or competition includes a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intensive, professional, supervised training. The training facility, instructors, and the activities involved in the program must be certified by the superintendent to be of exceptional quality. Students qualifying and participating at this level may be dismissed from school one hour per day. Students dismissed may not miss any class other than physical education. PLEASE NOTE: Students who leave for instruction during the school day cannot participate in UIL activities in the same sport.
  • Category II – Not Olympic Level but certified to be of High Quality – Participation includes a minimum of 5 hours per week at a private or commercially-sponsored agency that provides physical activities which include those certified by the superintendent to be of high quality and well supervised by appropriately trained instructors. Students certified to participate at this level may not be dismissed from any part of
    the regular school day.

Parents wishing for their student to participate in Off Campus PE must make sure the agency is on the NBISD/TEA approved OCPE list, notify the school’s counselor before the start of the semester to let them know of interest in participating in the OCPE program and annually complete and sign an OCPE “Release of, and Indemnification from All Claims” form that is to be kept by the student’s counselor.

Download the Complete Release of, and Indemnification from All Claims Form

Students participating in the OCPE program must supply the OCPE Agency Coordinator with an “OCPE Report of Student Progress” for each nine week period. This report can be found below or obtained from the student’s counselor.

Download the Off Campus Physical Education Report of Student Progress.

Curriculum Frameworks

Section 504

What is Section 504? 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination onthe basis of disability.  Unlike Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that governs special education, Section 504 is not an education service, or funding statute.  The purpose of Section 504 is to ensure that individuals with disabilities are given the same opportunity to participate in programs and activities as are their nondisabled peers.

Who is eligible under Section 504? 

Students may qualify for protection under Section 504 if they have a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.  A label, disability, or diagnosis, alone, does not make a student eligible under Section 504.  The disability must substantially limit the student’s performance as compared to the performance of the average student in the general population.

Does Section 504 require an evaluation to determine eligibility? 

Yes.  However, evaluation does not necessarily mean a test or formal psychological evaluation.  It refers to the gathering of data and/or information from a variety of sources so that the Section 504 committee may make the required determinations.  Depending on the suspected disability, common sources of evaluation data are grades, attendance records, health information, standardized test scores, teacher comments, observations, medical records, discipline referrals, etc.  The committee will consider any data provided by the parent including medical documentation and private evaluations.

What is a 504 Plan? 

This is a written document outlining specific accommodations and/or related services that are necessary for the student to access all programs and
facilities.  This may include extracurricular activities as well.  All accommodations that are approved by the Section 504 committee must be necessary due to the specific substantial limitations caused by the student’s documented disability.  Accommodations are intended to level the playing field and not to give an unfair advantage.


¿Qué es Sección 504?

Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 es una ley federal que prohíbe la discriminación en base a discapacidad.  A diferencia de la Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA por sus siglas en inglés), Sección 504 no es un servicio de educación o estatuto con fondos.  El propósito de Sección 504 es de asegurar que a los estudiantes con discapacidades se les de la misma oportunidad de participar en los mismos programas y actividades que sus compañeros sin discapacidades.

¿Quién es elegible bajo la Sección 504?

Los estudiantes podrían calificar para protección bajo Sección 504 si sufren de discapacidad física o mental que limita sustancialmente una o más actividades principales de la vida.  Una etiqueta, discapacidad, o diagnóstico únicamente no hace que un(a) estudiante sea elegible bajo Sección 504.  La discapacidad debe limitar sustancialmente el desempeño del estudiante comparado con el desempeño de un(a) estudiante promedio en un salón regular de clases.

¿La Sección 504 requiere una evaluación para determinar elegibilidad?

Sí.  Sin embargo, la evaluación no necesariamente es lo mismo que un examen psicológico.  Se refiere a recaudación de datos o información de una variedad de fuentes para que el comité de Sección 504 pueda realizar sus determinaciones.  Dependiendo de la sospecha de discapacidad, fuentes comunes de información son calificaciones, registros de asistencia, información de salud, comentarios de los maestros, observaciones, registro de disciplina, etc.  El comité considerará cualquier información proporcionada por los padres incluyendo documentación médica y evaluaciones privadas.

¿Qué es un Plan 504?

Este es un documento escrito que especifica las modificaciones y/o servicios relacionados que son necesarios para que el/la estudiante tenga acceso a todos los programas e instalaciones.  Esto también incluye actividades extracurriculares.  Todas las modificaciones aprobadas por el Comité de Sección 504 deben ser necesarias debido a las limitaciones específicas sustanciales causadas por la discapacidad documentada del estudiante.  Las modificaciones son dirigidas para nivelar el campo siendo analizado y no para tomar ventaja.

Educational Improvement Committee

NBISD has a faculty/staff created District Educational Improvement Committee. The committee is representative of the district as a whole and each year designs an instructional plan to improve education in all areas at all campuses.

Additional Links

Curriculum & Instruction

The New Braunfels Independent School District Curriculum and Instruction Department provides support services and resources in all areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The department staff provide curriculum guidance and professional development to all schools. One of our many goals is to provide resources to all instructional staff that helps to create excellence in education for all students.

Chief Academic Officer
830-643-5774

Course Catalogs

Transcript Request

For current students and all alumni (graduates or withdrawn):

Use this link and enter your information for an eTranscript delivery.
Payment can be made by credit card. Delivery can be less than 24 hours.

Note: If you are in need of a copy of your diploma or verification of graduation for a job, a transcript usually will suffice as it has your official graduation date.

If your Parchment account was linked to your NBISD email, you will need to visit this link to request to delete your account to create a new one.

For help with Parchment.com, please visit this link or view additional information here: Parchment- How it Works

Assessment
Calendar

TEA Accountability Video Library

The Texas Education Agency has set up a series of short videos to explain each aspect of the accountability system. All of the videos are included on the following web page. New content is added to the page when new topics or questions are addressed. Please note that scripts from the videos are included on the page in both English and Spanish.

View TEA Accountability Video Library

Leadership & Support

Kelly McCann
Executive Assistant to Chief Academic Officer
830-643-5747

Gina Christenson
Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
830-643-5787

Veronica Arneson
GT and Advanced Academics Specialist
830-643-5765

Marty Lenard, Ph.D.
Director of Fine Arts
830-626-5669

Linda Okon
Curriculum and PD Administrative Assistant
830-626-5678

Dena Schroeder
District Testing Coordinator
830-643-5773

Deborah Cary
Coordinator of Teacher Development
830-626-5668

Linda Dreibrodt
K-12 Social Studies Specialist
830-626-5680

Melissa Brown
Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5721

Keli Taylor
Elementary Math Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5719

Norma Jimenez
Multilingual Specialist
830-643-5771

Kristi Strickland
Elementary ELA Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5786

Linda Dreibrodt
K-12 Social Studies Specialist
830-626-5680

Ryan Randolph
Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5739

Judith Griscom
Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist
830-643-5720

Katie (Kip) Werner
Secondary ELA Specialist
830-626-5716

Tera Thompson
Director of Federal Programs
830-643-5715

Off Campus P.E.

The Off Campus Physical Education Program (OCPE) is to accommodate students who are making a serious effort to develop higher-level skills in a specific activity that exceed what the school district can offer through the general physical education program. The OCPE Program allows student in 6th through 12th grades to earn credits that meet the district and state physical education requirements. Students will be expected to be physically educated, along with being physically active. They will be expected to show accountability of skill development, learned physical activty and health concepts and social development through participation in their selected physical activity and written and tested assignments that are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education.

The OCPE Program is a partnership between the New Braunfels Independent School District and approved off campus agencies that provide activities such as: Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming and Tennis. Please refer to the link in the OCPE section for a complete list of NBISD/TEA OCPE approved agencies. Only practice hours may count towards the state required time. Game days and competitions will not count toward the total weekly participation hours. Agencies must provide an alternative place of instruction during inclement weather. Students will receive a numerical grade for the first six weeks and each nine weeks period. Students may participate in either of the categories described below. Students may not be enrolled in OCPE and any other general Physical Education class or Physical Education substitution at the same time.

  • Category I – Olympic/National Level – Participation and/or competition includes a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intensive, professional, supervised training. The training facility, instructors, and the activities involved in the program must be certified by the superintendent to be of exceptional quality. Students qualifying and participating at this level may be dismissed from school one hour per day. Students dismissed may not miss any class other than physical education. PLEASE NOTE: Students who leave for instruction during the school day cannot participate in UIL activities in the same sport.
  • Category II – Not Olympic Level but certified to be of High Quality – Participation includes a minimum of 5 hours per week at a private or commercially-sponsored agency that provides physical activities which include those certified by the superintendent to be of high quality and well supervised by appropriately trained instructors. Students certified to participate at this level may not be dismissed from any part of
    the regular school day.

*Please Note: As determined by Texas Education Code, the requirements are different for High School students vs. Middle School students. For students in grades 9-12, TEC allows participation in a Category I or II program to substitute for the state physical education graduation requirement. Students in grades 6-8 are only exempt from the 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity requirement. Students in grades 6-8 must demonstrate mastery of the Physical Education TEKS by completing an online PE course before the end of the semester/year they are enrolled in OCPE. 

  1. Check to make sure the agency is on the NBISD/TEA approved OCPE list.
  2. If so, notify your school’s counselor before the start of the semester and let them know you are interested in participating in the OCPE program. If not, see the “How to Become an Approved OCPE Agency” section of this website.
  3. Student and parent must annually complete and sign an OCPE “Release of, and Indemnification from All Claims” form that is to be kept by the student’s counselor.
  4. Supply the OCPE Agency Coordinator with an “OCPE Report of Student Progress” for each nine week period. These reports can be obtained from the student’s counselor or from this website.
  5. Complete online PE course if enrolled in grades 6-8. See school counselor for details.

In order to be placed on NBISD’s approved list of Off Campus PE agencies, a facility will need to do the following:

  1. Obtain and complete an Off Campus Physical Education application. Download the Application for Off-Campus Physical Education Program Cooperative Agreement
  2. Provide all of the required Facility Requirements, Instructor’s Certifications, Program Information, and Instructional Practices as outline in Part C (page 2) of the application.
  3. Submit the completed application along with the required documentation no less than 30 days before the start of the semester in which OCPE credit is being requested. Applications can be dropped off at the NBISD Education Center or mailed to Accountability & Instruction Department, 1000 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
  4. If all of the requirements and deadlines have been fulfilled as outline in procedures 1-3 above, and the requesting agency is certified by the superintendent to be of high quality, then a district application will be filed with TEA to have the agency placed on the approved list.
Agency: American All-Star Gymnastics
Category: 1
Activity: Gymnastics
Contact Person: Suzanne Petty
Contact Phone: 830-643-0720
Approved Through: 2024-25

Agency: John Newcombe Tennis Academy
Category: 1
Activity: Tennis
Contact Person: Phil Hendrie
Contact Phone: 830-625-9105
Approved Through: 2024-25

Agency: VIP Gymnastics
Category: 1
Activity: Gymnastics
Contact Person: Angela Boice
Contact Phone: 830-980-4149
Approved Through: 2024-25

Parents wishing for their student to participate in Off Campus PE must make sure the agency is on the NBISD/TEA approved OCPE list, notify the school’s counselor before the start of the semester to let them know of interest in participating in the OCPE program and annually complete and sign an OCPE “Release of, and Indemnification from All Claims” form that is to be kept by the student’s counselor.

Download the Complete Release of, and Indemnification from All Claims Form

Students participating in the OCPE program must supply the OCPE Agency Coordinator with an “OCPE Report of Student Progress” for each nine week period. This report can be found below or obtained from the student’s counselor.

Download the Off Campus Physical Education Report of Student Progress.

Section 504

What is Section 504? 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination onthe basis of disability.  Unlike Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that governs special education, Section 504 is not an education service, or funding statute.  The purpose of Section 504 is to ensure that individuals with disabilities are given the same opportunity to participate in programs and activities as are their nondisabled peers.

Who is eligible under Section 504? 

Students may qualify for protection under Section 504 if they have a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.  A label, disability, or diagnosis, alone, does not make a student eligible under Section 504.  The disability must substantially limit the student’s performance as compared to the performance of the average student in the general population.

Does Section 504 require an evaluation to determine eligibility? 

Yes.  However, evaluation does not necessarily mean a test or formal psychological evaluation.  It refers to the gathering of data and/or information from a variety of sources so that the Section 504 committee may make the required determinations.  Depending on the suspected disability, common sources of evaluation data are grades, attendance records, health information, standardized test scores, teacher comments, observations, medical records, discipline referrals, etc.  The committee will consider any data provided by the parent including medical documentation and private evaluations.

What is a 504 Plan? 

This is a written document outlining specific accommodations and/or related services that are necessary for the student to access all programs and
facilities.  This may include extracurricular activities as well.  All accommodations that are approved by the Section 504 committee must be necessary due to the specific substantial limitations caused by the student’s documented disability.  Accommodations are intended to level the playing field and not to give an unfair advantage.


¿Qué es Sección 504?

Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 es una ley federal que prohíbe la discriminación en base a discapacidad.  A diferencia de la Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA por sus siglas en inglés), Sección 504 no es un servicio de educación o estatuto con fondos.  El propósito de Sección 504 es de asegurar que a los estudiantes con discapacidades se les de la misma oportunidad de participar en los mismos programas y actividades que sus compañeros sin discapacidades.

¿Quién es elegible bajo la Sección 504?

Los estudiantes podrían calificar para protección bajo Sección 504 si sufren de discapacidad física o mental que limita sustancialmente una o más actividades principales de la vida.  Una etiqueta, discapacidad, o diagnóstico únicamente no hace que un(a) estudiante sea elegible bajo Sección 504.  La discapacidad debe limitar sustancialmente el desempeño del estudiante comparado con el desempeño de un(a) estudiante promedio en un salón regular de clases.

¿La Sección 504 requiere una evaluación para determinar elegibilidad?

Sí.  Sin embargo, la evaluación no necesariamente es lo mismo que un examen psicológico.  Se refiere a recaudación de datos o información de una variedad de fuentes para que el comité de Sección 504 pueda realizar sus determinaciones.  Dependiendo de la sospecha de discapacidad, fuentes comunes de información son calificaciones, registros de asistencia, información de salud, comentarios de los maestros, observaciones, registro de disciplina, etc.  El comité considerará cualquier información proporcionada por los padres incluyendo documentación médica y evaluaciones privadas.

¿Qué es un Plan 504?

Este es un documento escrito que especifica las modificaciones y/o servicios relacionados que son necesarios para que el/la estudiante tenga acceso a todos los programas e instalaciones.  Esto también incluye actividades extracurriculares.  Todas las modificaciones aprobadas por el Comité de Sección 504 deben ser necesarias debido a las limitaciones específicas sustanciales causadas por la discapacidad documentada del estudiante.  Las modificaciones son dirigidas para nivelar el campo siendo analizado y no para tomar ventaja.

Educational Improvement Committee

NBISD has a faculty/staff created District Educational Improvement Committee. The committee is representative of the district as a whole and each year designs an instructional plan to improve education in all areas at all campuses.

Additional Links