Annie Marie Garcia has been selected as the new principal of Browning Elementary School. She began her educational career with HISD as a high school student enrolled in the Texas Association of Future Educators organization at Sam Houston MSTC. During her 19 years with HISD, Garcia has served as a teacher at Lyons Elementary, and assumed teacher specialist positions at Ketelsen Elementary and most recently, Smith Elementary. In her leadership experience, she has been instrumental in collaborating with numerous elementary campuses in developing strategic literacy plans. Garcia holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston-Downtown and a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Janet Rodarte is a Project Grad Scholar, and a proud product of HISD. She's worked in HISD since 2001. Ms. Rodarte began her education career as a Tutor, Teacher Assistance and then a Bilingual Teacher. Ms. Rodarte is a firm believer that it takes a village to run a school, so it is essential that instructional leaders establish a positive school climate that fosters safety and encourages respect, trust, and relationships among faculty, staff, and students. Ms. Rodarte received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-4 from The University of Houston-Downtown and she completed her Master's Program for Educational Leadership at The University of St. Thomas. She has taught 4th and 5th grade students in the Northside of town. Ms. Rodarte is currently serving as the Assistant Principal at Browning Elementary.