Support Staff

Skills Specialist

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Breanna Kaiser      
I am excited to be the Skills Specialist this year at Garcia-Leza EC/Pre-K Center. This is currently my fifth year at Garcia-Leza and sixth year in Aldine. Prior to teaching Pre-K, I taught Kindergarten at Worsham Elementary. I proudly represented Garcia-Leza as Campus Teacher of the Year (2012-2013), ESL Teacher of the Year (2013-2014), and SHABE Aldine ISD ESL Elementary Teacher of the Year (2014). I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a major in Elementary Education and minors in Early Childhood and Inclusion-Special Education. My main goal as an educator is to create a strong foundation of positive school experiences.


Elizabeth HopsonElizabeth
My name is Elizabeth Hopson, Garca-Leza’s Information Literacy Specialist.  I graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with Teacher Certification in EC-4 and ESL Supplemental.  I received my Masters in Library Science from Sam Houston State University. I enjoy teaching our young learners to become independent library users.  My mission for all our library students is to foster a love of literacy and learning, and to build lifelong learners through the library and literacy skills.


Tisha MoyeTisha Moye

I am the school nurse here at Garcia-Leza EC/Pre-K Center. I enjoy working with the 3 & 4 year old kids. I have been a nurse since 1993 and have been working with the school district for more than 10 years.  I love being a nurse, the job is rewarding and there is never a boring moment when working with kids - the things they say are amazing.  

As a career, nursing offers so many opportunities that I find exciting and  so many different fields for learning and growth, I encourage anyone who loves to help people and who wants a rewarding job, to consider nursing for a career.



Jacqueline Kortz
I am Jacqueline Kortz, the school counselor at Garcia-Leza EC/PK/K School. I graduated from Universidad Del Zulia in Venezuela with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and from Sam Houston State University with a master's degree in Instructional Leadership and a School Counselor Certification. I have 16 years of experience in education all with Aldine ISD. I provide a comprehensive, developmental, and appropriate program to address students’ academic, personal and social needs. I also, assist teachers with strategies and ideas to help our students perform better in school. I really enjoy counsel my students and provide information to parents about school and community.

Physical Education Teacher

Leisy Olivares   Leisy Olivares

Hello!  My name is Leisy Olivares and I am the Physical Education teacher here at Garcia-Leza EC/PK Center. I graduated from Prairie View A&M University majoring in Human Performance. My goal as a P.E. teacher is to strengthen my student’s motor and social skills. Also, to serve as a role model, and demonstrate knowledge of health, physical education and wellness. 

Speech Therapist

Christina BurnhamChristina Burnham


Speech Therapist

Amanda JarmanAmanda Jarman

Hi! My name is Amanda Jarman and I wor
k as a speech-language pathologist at Garcia-Leza EC/PK and Mendel Elementary. Being a Houston native, I am excited to work with the children of this great city. I received my bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas and my master's in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. I have experience in many settings and with many age groups, but my passion is to work with school-aged children. My goal is to promote speech and language development in children in order for them to become successful communicators in school, their home, and with peers.