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.

Bilingual Teacher    

Alexandria Morales


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.