Tami Ballard, Assistant Principal
Tami Ballard has 20 years of experience in education, including 13 in Dripping Springs ISD. During her tenure at DSISD, she has held five different positions: elementary teacher, District Elementary Coordinator of Learning and Innovation, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Bilingual/ESL Coordinator and instructional facilitator at Dripping Springs Elementary.
"I strive to create a positive and nurturing learning environment where both students and teachers are challenged to reach their maximum potential on a daily basis," said Ms. Ballard. "I am passionate about personalizing learning for all and preparing our students for the future."
Ms. Ballard and her husband Howard have two daughters: Kelsi attends Trinity University in San Antonio and Kylie is a 2017 DSHS graduate who is a freshman at Samford Unviersity.
Kirsten Bloomfield, Principal
Welcome to Sycamore Springs Elementary! I am thrilled to serve our community and look forward to forging long-lasting relationships with your family. My family and I recently moved from Colorado, where we both grew up. My husband, Don, and I have 4 children, Cullen (28), Nevin (24), Braeden (22), and Reese (18), as well as 2 granddaughers (Juniper (2) and June (2)). We enjoy hiking, all things outdoors, and spending time with one another. Having spent endless summers in Mt. Pleasant, Texas with my grandparents and great aunt, I knew that Texas was our next home. We both love the small town feel that we have here in Dripping Springs and feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the community.
I received my Bachelor's of Arts degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver in the area of Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Special Education, with licensure in Elementary Education. I also hold two Master's Degrees; one in Educational Technology from Grand Canyon University and another in Educational Leadership from Jones International University. I have been an educator for the past 19 years, serving as a principal for the past 5 years in the Douglas County School District. Previous to that, my career included teaching students with specials needs and in grades K-3.
I strongly feel that partnerships between school and home are essential to student success. As partners, our students can achieve their dreams and become productive, positive members of society. My goal as an administrator is to ensure that Sycamore Springs students set goals, achieve greatness and become lifelong leaders. I look forward to partnering with you and your family on this educational journey!