The department of Assessment & Compliance provides leadership for the district's accountability system through its assessment and research functions. It does this by ensuring compliance with the state and federal laws pertaining to assessment and research; providing training to staff; and developing, distributing, and reporting student assessment and research data.

Keith Haffey, Ed.D.
Executive Director for Assessment & Compliance
Spring Branch ISD

Dr. Haffey has served as Executive Director for the Spring Branch Independent School District since 2004.  During that time his areas of responsibility have included all local, state, and normed-referenced assessment programs, state and federal accountability, program evaluation and research, and school improvement. 

His career began with teaching middle school and high school mathematics, and coaching the math team and freshman baseball.   Later, roles included assistant principal and principal, coordinator roles in staff development and curriculum, program evaluation, and director of assessment.  He has also served on numerous advisory committees with the Region IV Educational Service Center, Children At-Risk Houston, and the Texas Education Agency.  He also served as the 2005 President of the Texas Statewide Network of Assessment Professionals (TSNAP), and continues to actively serve on its Board.

Dr. Haffey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Queens College, City University of New York, a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Education from Adelphi University, and a Doctorate in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston.


Jennifer "Nikki" Jansky, M. Ed.
Director of Student Evaluation and Assessment
Spring Branch ISD

Nikki Jansky is the Director of Student Evaluation and Assessment for Spring Branch ISD.  She guides district personnel in the preparation and administration activities of all state level assessments (e.g., STAAR, End of Course, and TELPAS).  Prior to this role, Nikki taught 8th graders how to appreciate all things related to English Language Arts and the Texas Aggies (Whoop!).  When she discovered that she loved planning and organization almost as much as her students, she followed her final group to high school and served as Campus Test Coordinator.  Once that group graduated, Nikki took on the position of District Coordinator of Testing and Textbooks.  This position provided her with the opportunity to utilize assessment data as a tool to enhance and modify curriculum for the benefit of students.  A self-proclaimed dork, Nikki loves the structure and order of testing, serving others, and doing what is best for students.


Melissa Stadtfeld
Coordinator of Assessment
Spring Branch ISD

Melissa Stadtfeld is the Coordinator of Student Assessment and has been with Spring Branch ISD since 2014. She facilitates the implementation of local assessments, including MAP Growth, Credit by Exam, and grade level benchmarks. Before coming to Spring Branch, Melissa taught middle school and high school Science, served as a middle school campus administrator, and a curriculum coordinator & director. These experiences allow her to connect student assessment data to instruction, especially when working with campuses and grade level teams. Melissa is passionate about supporting school leaders and teachers as they engage in their work with students.