Academic Design & Performance

SBISD's Research & Design team is dedicated to making sure that our schools and system have the ability to meet the needs of every student that we serve. 

We use a human-centered design thinking approach to problem-solving. This means that we base our work in empathy. We partner with individuals and communities to understand their unique needs and we support leaders in responding directly to those needs.

Our team is responsible for:

  • Supporting campuses in designing high quality instructional environments and practices
  • Conducting rigorous research to learn more about the impact of new work on our campuses
  • Providing resources to empower teachers and leaders to create and discover 

Elliott Witney, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent for Academic Design & Performance

955 Campbell Road 
Houston, TX 77024

Main: 713.464.1511