Maribel Scarbrough


Dear Epps Island Parents,

I am so excited to be the principal at Epps Island!
am a woman led by faith and I strongly believe that this is where I was meant to be.

To prepare for this role, I have worked in education for twenty years; ten of those years has been as a bilingual or ESL teacher in the 

elementary level. I also worked as a Spanish teacher at a Jr/Sr. high school for two years and for the last eight years, I have served as an assistant principal at Kleb Intermediate. 

I was raised in downtown Houston and I attended schools in HISD. I am Mexican-American and grew up in a loving home with very traditional parents who insisted in sending my siblings and me to Mexico in the summers to ensure that we kept our strong ties to our roots. This gave us a solid sense of pride for our families, our culture and our traditions. 

I married my high school sweetheart and we’ve been married for 29 years. We have two children; a 25 year old son and a 23 year old daughter. My husband, my children and I graduated from Texas A & M. We bleed maroon and white! 

I have always wanted to join a school like Epps Island and I’m so proud to finally be at my dream school.
I promise you that your child’s safety and learning are my top priorities and that I will lead this school with my heart.
My vision is that your child soars academically and as a young responsible citizen! We can accomplish this with you and the EPPS Island TIGER Staff working together as a collaborative team!

Looking forward to serving your child,

Maribel Scarbrough

Estimados Padres,

Estoy tan emocionada de ser la directora de Epps Island!
Soy una mujer dirigida por la fe y creo firmemente que esta escuela es donde yo estaba destinada a trabajar junto a ustedes.
Para prepararme para esta posición, he trabajado en mi carrera de educación durante veinte años; Diez de esos años han sido como maestra bilingüe en escuelas elemental. También trabajé como profesora de español por dos años y durante los últimos ocho años, he servido como subdirectora en Kleb Intermediate.

Fui criada en el centro de Houston y asistí a escuelas en HISD. Soy mexicana-estadounidense y crecí en un hogar amoroso con padres muy tradicionales que insistieron en mandar a mis hermanos y a mí a México en los veranos para asegurar que mantuviéramos nuestras raíces. Esto nos dio un sólido sentido de orgullo para nuestras familias, nuestra cultura y nuestras tradiciones.
Tengo 29 años de casada y tenemos dos hijos; Un hijo de 25 años y una hija de 23 años. Mi esposo, mis hijos y yo nos graduamos de la universidad de Texas A & M.

Siempre he querido unirme a una escuela como Epps Island y estoy muy orgullosa de estar finalmente en mi escuela de mis sueños.
Les prometo que la seguridad y el aprendizaje de su hijos son mis prioridades.
Mi visión es que sus hijos se elevan académicamente y como ciudadanos responsable! ¡Podemos lograr esto con su ayuda trabajando juntos como un equipo de colaboración!

Maribel Scarbrough

Carlos Chavez
Assistant Principal

My name is Carlos Chavez. I am excited to be starting my first year as an Assistant Principal at Epps Island Elementary. I have been part of the Epps Island community for the last 12 years and grew up in the Klein Independent School District attending Klein Oak High School. I have served as a 3rd grade Teacher for 3 years, 6 years as a Math Instructional Coach and 3 years as a first grade Bilingual Teacher.  Recently, I had the honor to be recognized as Campus Teacher of the Year (2017).

During my free time, I enjoy exercising, playing soccer and spending time with my family. My passion for learning is living and breathing every day and I feel blessed to be serving our students in this great Epps Island Community of Learners. Go Tigers!!


Bachelor of Science- University of Houston
Master of Education Administration- Lamar University


Karena Jarvis
Assistant Principal



Hello Epps Tigers!
My name is Karena Jarvis and I have been given the honor to serve as Assistant Principal of Epps Island Elementary School. I started my teaching career in Spring ISD and have been serving in Klein ISD for the past 10 years. I am a graduate of LSU (geaux tigers) in Baton Rouge, La., where I also grew up.


During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and shopping. I am married to my wonderful husband, Marcus and have 1 son, Luke and a daughter on the way! 

I am excited to be a tiger again and can’t wait to meet each and every Epps Island Tiger! Our school is a great place to learn and every student will succeed! 

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