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Al Brien

Public School Primary Administration Retired
Member Type: Administrator
Last Login: Feb 10, 2014
Member Since: Feb 07, 2014

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Affiliations

Primary Affiliation:
  • Epsilen (Education, Primary/Grade School, TX, United States)

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Contact Information

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Skills & Interests

  • Academic Support Services/Staff Development (Advanced)
    I have put on staff developments on the following topics: ESL/Bil instructional strategies, 504/Special Education qualifications, Working with Difficult Parents, Creating Effective Classroom Management.

Education History

  • Masters Degree - Instructional Supervision Instruction and Mid-Management (Current)
    Texas Southern University
  • Bachlor Degree Journalism (05/1970)
    University of Texas - Austin
  • Teaching Credential/Certification Elementary 1st - 7th Grades (05/1978)
    Sam Houston State University

Positions

  • Assistant Principal Retired (06/1997 - 01/2014) Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
  • Assistant Principal (08/1978 - 06/1997) Houston Independent School District

Associations

  • Association of Texas Professional Educators
    Retired Member 08/2005 - Current

Teaching Experience

  • Self-contained 5th grade (Winter 1980)
    Houston Independent School District - All content areas
    From 1980 until 1985, all content areas. Class sizes averaged 33 to 35 per class.
  • Self-contained 6th grade (Winter 1979)
    Houston Independent School District - All content areas
    First year of professional teaching. I taught 33 students in a self-contained sixth grade class in all elementary content areas.
  • Self-contained 2nd - 5th grades (Winter 1986)
    Houston Independent School District - All content areas
    From 1986 until 1992 I taught 2nd through 5th grades. All content areas in self-contained classrooms.
  • Assistant Principal (Winter 1992)
    Houston Independent School District - Grades PK-5th Grades
    From 1992 to 1997 I was assistant principal in Houston ISD. I managed testing, discipline, parent/school events, teacher evaluations, school newsletters, and director of the HISD elementary school chess league.
  • Assistant Principal (Summer 1997)
    Cypress-Fairbanks ISD - Schoolwide administration
    I was assistant principal until 2014 when I retired. I was 504 coordinator, Dyslexia coordinator, special education manager, PTO president, Fund Raiser coordinator, staff development, instructional supervision and evaluation, discipline management, safety and security management, facilities management, student registration coordinator.

Presentations

  • TELPAS Testing, 11/07/2013
    This provided information and materials to prepare staff for the TELPAS Testing Program for the State of Texas.
  • Working With Difficult Parents, 01/07/2003
    This workshop provided information CFISD instructional staff on how to hold effective parent conferences. I was a combination of slides and lecture information.
  • Recognizing and Working with ADHD Students, 10/15/2001
    Recognizing the traits of ADHD students and how to modify classroom environments and teaching strategies so they thrive academically and socially.
  • Becoming a Team Player, 08/12/1999
    This workshop provided activities and a creative make and take to support team building.