Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston Clear Lake Master of Education in Leadership from Sam Houston State University

Mrs. Kristie Kelley

I am honored to  serve as the principal at Bens Branch Elementary.  My goal is to instill a love for learning and to build positive relationships  with the students, staff and parents.  I am committed to academic excellence by guaranteeing all students are provided high-quality instruction and support they need to be successful individuals.  I believe that the students at BBE deserve the best! 

I am in my 23rd year of education.  I have served as a classroom teacher for 10 years, an instructional coach for 5 years and an assistant principal for 4 years.  This is my fourth year as an elementary principal and I absolutely love what I do. My family and I live in Kingwood.  My husband is a small business owner in the Porter area and we have 3 amazing boys. 

I look forward to an amazing year leading the students, staff and community at BBE! 

Thank you for all your support,

Kristie Kelley, Principal

Assistant Principal

Phone: 2815778700


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies & Spanish Houston Baptist University Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership Lamar University Masters of Education in Administration Lamar University Masters of Education in Behavioral Analysis-In progress University of North Texas Certifications: Principal, K-12 ESL, K-12 Elementary Self-Contained, 1-6 GT Trained-30 Hours Dyslexia Reading Recovery

Mrs. Ruth Anderson

I am so blessed and grateful to serve as the Assistant Principal at BBE! I strongly believe that all kids CAN learn, and it is my mission to ensure that we teach our students in the way that they learn. All students deserve our best everyday! 

I am beginning my 21st year in education and 18th year in New Caney ISD. This is my 8th year as an assistant principal. Prior to being in administration, I was a classroom teacher for 13 years, serving first as a second grade teacher and then a campus reading specialist. My family and I live here in Porter. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Jake, who is also an educator. We have three children Reed, Emma, and Nick that all attend school in the district. 

I am excited about this school year and look to make this one the best year yet! Thank you for your support!

Ruth Ann Anderson,

Assistant Principal