Welch Middle School




Welcome to Welch Middle School

     Ryan Upshaw, Interim Principal 
    Phone: 713-778-3300
    Email: ryan.upshaw@houstonisd.org


    Dear Welch Family,


              It is my pleasure to serve as Interim Principal of Welch Middle School in Houston ISD. I spent most of my childhood in Beaumont, TX but ultimately graduated from Humble High School. I received a scholarship to play baseball at New Mexico Junior College and then moved on to become a 1st Team All Big West Conference baseball player at New Mexico State University. I was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 25th round in 1997. My professional baseball career only lasted a few years but the experience instilled in me a strong work ethic, teamwork mentality, and natural ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. 


              My journey in education began in 2009 as a Biology teacher at West Brook High School in Beaumont ISD. I transitioned into educational leadership in 2015 as an Assistant Principal at the elementary and middle school level for two years before arriving at Welch Middle School and Houston ISD as an Assistant Principal in 2017. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar university.  


              As Interim Principal, my mission is to maximize every student’s potential through quality learning experiences that foster a growth mindset while promoting a safe, positive, and supportive environment. It is my duty to communicate effectively, implement instructional strategies, and establish partnerships conducive to a learning environment where all students can succeed. 


             I am blessed to lead the Wolfpack community and I am committed to developing positive relationships, working with students as they grow, and supporting teachers and staff so they can reach their greatest potential.  I look forward to working with all Welch stakeholders and providing an extraordinary school experience.  





    Ryan Upshaw


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