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

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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
  • Teaching Credential/Certification Elementary 1st - 7th Grades (05/1978)
    Sam Houston State University
  • Bachlor Degree Journalism (05/1970)
    University of Texas - Austin


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


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

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.
  • 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.


  • 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.