Travis Springfield is a native Texan from the Austin area where he majored in theatre at Texas State University graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1991 with a BFA in Acting. Travis taught theatre for nine years with Bishop ISD, Humble ISD, and Klein ISD. During his teaching career, he received numerous awards for directing including a UIL One Act Play State Championship and two addition UIL One Act State appearances as well as multiple state and national finalists in UIL, TFA, and NFL competition. Mr. Springfield completed his Masters of Counseling degree in 2003 and has worked at Kingwood HS and Atascocita HS as counselor and lead counselor. He left counseling in 2008 to join Houston ISD in the UIL Academics department eventually serving as the Director of UIL Academics coordinating competitive music, theatre, speech, debate and academic activities for over 100 K-12 campuses. He was eventually recruited to become the lead counselor at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) where he has most recently been serving as Dean of Students.
In addition to counseling, Travis has continued work in educational theatre having served on the State UIL Advisory Committee, as the Past-Chair of the One Act Play Adjudicators Organization-TTAO and on the Board of Directors for the national Arts School Network organization. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) as Secretary.
He is a respected and sought after One Act Play judge and clinician working with 70-80 high school productions annually and has been invited to judge the UIL state contest five times. In addition, Travis is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Houston Theatre Department’s summer master’s program for theatre educators as well as a respondent for the Houston Shakespeare Festival Summer Conservatory. His work in theatre in Houston includes appearances with Scriptwriter’s Houston, Unhinged Productions, Mildred's Umbrella and The Country Playhouse.