Sara Rush Named New Oakcrest Intermediate Principal

TOMBALL – Tomball ISD is excited to announce that Sara Rush has been named the new Oakcrest Intermediate Principal.

Rush most recently served as Associate Principal of Curriculum at Tomball High School.

“I am looking forward to getting to know our students, staff and community and being a part of the Oakcrest family,” Rush said. “I am excited to learn and grow with an amazing staff and continue to build upon the culture of excellence that has been established. I can’t wait to start building relationships and getting connected with the Oakcrest community.” 

She is a Tomball ISD veteran, having served in a variety of secondary school roles since she joined Tomball ISD in 2013. She began as a Content Math Specialist before moving into campus administration. Rush spent four years as an Assistant Principal at Tomball Junior High (2014-18) before transitioning over to Creekside Park Junior High (2018-20) as Assistant Principal. 

Prior to joining Tomball ISD, Rush spent time as a Director of Instruction Helping Teacher and as a classroom math teacher. Her leadership experience coupled with her classroom experience leads to over 23 years in education. 

Over the last eight years as a campus leader, Rush has gained experience overseeing a counseling department, creating master schedules, developing and implementing campus improvement plans, serving as a new teacher liaison, facilitating department meetings, overseeing discipline management, and leading a team as a PLC facilitator.

She earned her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Math Education from LSU in 1998 and her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Sam Houston State University in 2012.

What intrigued you most about Oakcrest Intermediate?
“I have always watched OIS from a distance and have seen how dedicated the teachers are to creating an exciting and rigorous learning experience for their students.  I am excited for the opportunity to get to experience this first hand and work with a staff so passionate about the success of their students.”

What can the OIS community expect from you as their new campus leader?
“The OIS community can expect me to uphold the values and traditions that make OIS a top rated campus. They can expect me to lead with my heart while making decisions that put students first. I am always willing to listen and learn about the needs of our campus, our community, and our students.”


Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 20,200 students at 22 campuses.