Ann Westbrooks was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Spring ISD in 2015. A certified public accountant with more than 15 years of accounting and financial management experience, Westbrooks joined Spring ISD in 2006 and has held various roles during her time with the district, including controller, assistant superintendent of financial services and, most recently, interim chief financial officer.
Among a broad range of responsibilities, she oversees budgeting, accounting, accounts payable, business systems, cash management, payroll and the Spring ISD tax office. She also ensures district compliance with the financial reporting requirements of the Texas Education Agency as well as other governmental agencies, including the IRS and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Under her leadership, the district has sought new ways to manage costs and operate more efficiently. She and her team led the district in the development of a zero-based, priority-focused budget process for the 2016 fiscal year that allowed budgets to be tied to specific areas of the district’s new five-year strategic plan. During her years with the district, the Spring ISD financial services team has regularly received national recognition for its annual financial report as well as top ratings under the state’s financial accountability system.
Westbrooks holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Sam Houston State University.