Member Profile

Al Brien

Al Brien


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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.


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

Education History

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

Teaching Experience

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.


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