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Dr. Ralph H. Draper

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Superintendent of Schools

Spring ISD
30 P.M. 16717 Ella Blvd.
Houston , Texas 77090
United States

Company Description: The Spring ISD Education Foundation was established in 1993 to benefit the students and teachers of the District. The non-profit (501c(3)) organization is governed...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ed.D
  • bachelor's degree
    David Lipscomb University
  • associate degree
    Southwestern Christian College
  • Doctor of Education degree
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Master of Education
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Master of Education Degree
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Bachelor of Arts , Religious Education
    David Lipscomb University
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Board of Trustees - Spring ISD, 28 July 2013 [cached]
Back row, from left, are Mel Smith, Calvin Tang, Superintendent Dr. Ralph H. Draper and Ron Crier.
Dr. Ralph H. Draper - Biography - Spring ISD, 24 Dec 2006 [cached]
Dr. Ralph H. Draper - Biography
Office of the Superintendent
Ralph H. Draper, Ed.D
Dr. Ralph H. Draper has followed two career pathways that both focus on serving people and offering opportunities for transforming their lives. He began his career in Christian ministry in1981 and became a full-time educator in 1988 after recognizing the positive impact he could have on children in public schools.
In August 2005, Dr. Draper took the next step toward fulfilling his dream of transforming public education to better meet the needs of 21st century students when he was selected by the Spring ISD Board of Trustees to serve as superintendent of the diverse and fast-growing district located in northwest Houston.
In 2006, he established a Spring ISD Design Team to produce a vision that states: "By 2015, Spring Independent School District will be recognized nationally as a leader among learning organizations and known for exemplary student achievement. The 2015 vision, as it came to be known, soon became recognizable and often quoted across the district.
Under Dr. Draper's leadership the district has demonstrated a commitment to school transformation that included identifying core beliefs, establishing a team of key leaders and supporting teachers with sustained, professional development.
Dr. Draper has taken his vision and passion for school transformation beyond the boundaries of Spring ISD. As a member of TASA's Public Education Visioning Institute, he is one of 35 superintendents who came together to produce a publication titled "Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas. The Resolution Concerning High Stakes, Standardized Testing of Texas Public School Students, which has been approved by districts statewide, is based upon tenets of the New Vision publication.
Dr. Draper has been a keynote speaker and lecturer at conferences, revivals, workshops, motivational seminars and youth events in 29 states, the District of Columbia and West Africa. He served two years as a co-host for the "Christ Is Your Answer" television program.
He earned his associate degree from Southwestern Christian College, in Terrell, Texas and his bachelor's degree from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. He earned Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Dr. Draper and his wife, Charlene, have three grown daughters: Genesis, Joy and Charity.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for ..., 3 Oct 2013 [cached]
"This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and teachers to benefit from a proven educational tool in a blended learning environment," said Ralph H. Draper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Spring ISD.
Board of Directors - Spring ISD Education Foundation, 28 July 2013 [cached]
Dr. Ralph H. Draper
Spring ISD Superintendent Ralph H. ..., 14 Jan 2014 [cached]
Spring ISD Superintendent Ralph H. Draper officially announced Thursday his intent to retire as of January 2015.
On Tuesday, the Spring ISD Board of Trustees officially accepted Draper's resignation.
"Dr. Draper is a man of integrity, which can be witnessed by his early engagement of this board, regarding his intent to begin planning for his retirement,"said Rhonda Faust, Spring ISD Board president.
An agreement was met where Draper will be allowed to pursue other interests, permitting the board to proceed in filling the role of superintendent. Spring ISD Associate Superintendent Dalane Bouillion, for academics and administration, will serve as interim superintendent in the meantime.
"It has been my honor and privilege to serve this district and I thank both past and present board members for the opportunity," Draper said. "I also thank the board, staff, parents and community members for their commitment to our children's success and their support of the district's programs and services during my time as superintendent."
Many board members expressed their appreciation of Draper's innovative programs and commitment to transforming public education to better meet the needs of 21st century students.
"Dr. Draper has dedicated his life to the upbringing and preparation of young people and has worked to implement innovative methodologies and programs to address unique challenges in our district.
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