400 (Blue) Hallway Teachers

Here are your 400 Hallway Teachers!

Bilingual Teacher    Silviana Rendon

Hi! / Hola

SPPCD Teacher

Griffin    Miyaka Griffith
Hello! My name is Miyaka Griffith and I am one of the Structured Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities teachers. This is my first year at Garcia-Leza EC/PK but third year teaching. I graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Special Education. Previously, I worked in Austin, TX as a Life Skills Teacher and Cheer Coach. Currently, I am studying to receive my Masters in Special Education with a certificate in Autism at St. Joseph’s University. I believe that all students can learn and communicate. My goal as a teacher is to create a learning community filled with love, dignity, and respect. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work at a wonder-filled place with awesome support and amazing students.

Reg Ed Teacher

Marissa Elam     Marissa Elam

My name is Marisa Elam and I attended college at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I am currently enrolled in graduate school at Lamar University pursuing a master’s degree in counseling. I grew up in a very small town in Southeast Texas and enjoy everything that a larger city has to offer! This is my third year teaching, and my second year to teach at the Pre-k level.  I am extremely passionate about teaching and love to learn about new, innovative teaching strategies.   My motto is that every child is capable of learning where there is patience, motivation, and support.

SEALS/SPPCD Teacher   Ariel Wallace


Bilingual Teacher

JM    Johanna Menendez

I am currently a Bilingual PK-Teacher at Garcia-Leza EC/Pre-K Center and this is my 7th year working for the Aldine School District.  I graduated with my Bachelors in Psychology, received my Bilingual EC-6 certification, and am currently working on my Masters from Sam Houston State University. I love to help students learn daily and I know that this will be an excellent year for all of us. Hola, mi nombre es Johanna Menendez soy maestra bilingüe en Garcia-Leza y es mi 7mo año trabajando para el distrito de Aldine.  Me gradué con mi Licenciatura en Psicología, recibí mi certificación Bilingüe EC-6, y actualmente estoy trabajando en mi Maestría en la Universidad Estatal Sam Houston.  Me encanta ayudar a los estudiantes en su aprendizaje diario y sé que este será un año excelente para todos nosotros.


Bilingual Teacher

Monica Sanchez     Monica Sanchez

Hola, I would like to start by saying that to me there is no greater joy than to work as a Pre-K teacher!!! It’s wonderful to work with kids, not only for what we teach them but for what we learn from them. I keep my job in my heart and have a great passion for education. I got my Bachelor’s Degree on Education at Escuela Normal Superior del Estado de Coahuila in Mexico. I have been teaching for 14+ years and it is a great honor to work as a Bilingual teacher here at Norma-Garcia Leza EC/Pre-K Center since it opened its doors.

¡Hola, quiero empezar diciendo que para mí no hay gusto más grande que trabajar como maestra de Preescolar! Es maravilloso trabajar con niños, no solo por lo que les enseñamos sino por lo que aprendemos de ellos. Llevo mi trabajo en mi corazón y tengo una pasión tremenda por la educación. Recibí mi título de Licenciatura en Educación Media con la Especialidad de Inglés en la Escuela Normal Superior del estado de Coahuila en México. Llevo trabajando como maestra 14 años y tengo el gran honor de trabajar como maestra bilingüe en Norma-García Leza EC/Pre-K Center desde que abrió sus puertas.