Welcome to Andrew Briscoe Academy
Welcome to Andrew Briscoe Academy, home of the Briscoe Bears. We are a TEA Recognized campus serving approximately 500 monolingual and bilingual students in grades PreK-4 through 5th.
Our goal as an internal charter school is to educate and meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each child while providing a safe and nurturing environment for learning.
My name is D'Les Herron. I am proud to be serving as the new Principal for Briscoe Elementary School for the 2016-17 school year. Teachers, students and the community have kindly welcomed me and I am looking forward to an amazing year! This will be my 19th year as an educator. My belief is that student success depends on a collaboration of students, parents, teachers and all stakeholders. I have challenged our teachers with new district initiatives and we are preparing our students to meet those expectations. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any celebrations or concerns. Thank you for being a part of our success!
Briscoe’s Mission Statement
Our mission at Andrew Briscoe Elementary is to academically enrich, grow, and nurture students with the foundation skills, so that every child will be educated, prepared and equipped with the intellect needed to embrace and take on future challenges.
SAISD Mission Statement
“To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared to be a contributing member of the community”
In order to achieve our goals and attain our commitments we expect the following values to guide the behavior of all employees;
Student Centered, High Expectations, Commitment, Passion, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork.
SAISD Core Values
Collaboration - Meaningful planning with all stakeholders
Leadership & Advocacy - Promotes and supports intellectual freedom; Involvement in school and community
Instruction - Fosters life-long learning; Supports curriculum using best instructional practices
Relationships - Initiates and maintains positive, professional and ethical relationships with stakeholders
Professional Learning - Models life-long learning; Actively participates in professional learning and organizations that enhance instruction