The BEST students are learning here.

Ms. Renee Canales, Principal

Phone: 713-988-6445

Email: yvonne.canales@aliefisd.net

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Ms. Renee Canales, Principal

I am a native Houstonian, attended Killough Middle School, and proudly graduated from Alief Hastings High School. My entire career as an educator has all been in Alief ISD. I owe everything to this wonderful district. It has been a privilege to serve the parents and students of Alief for the past 23 years!  I love to cook and read in my spare time. I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Ricardo Macias

Phone: 713-988-6445

Email: Ricardo.MaciasTamez@aliefisd.net

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Mr. Ricardo Macias

I am very excited to be joining the Best Elementary family as a new Assistant Principal. I started my career in education in the year 2006 working as a bilingual teacher. During my eight years as a classroom teacher, I had the opportunity to work with students in grades K, 1st, 3rd, and 5th. Before becoming an administrator, I also had the opportunity to serve for two years as a Science Specialist. I have a Bachelor's degree from Universidad Autonoma del Noreste in Mexico, a Master's degree from Northcentral University in Arizona, and I have just recently started my Ed.D program with the American College of Education. Even though this is only my second year working for Alief schools, I absolutely love this district. The reason I chose Alief ISD is because it provides me with the opportunity to work with a very diverse and multicultural community, but most importantly, Alief ISD does an excellent job at supporting its teachers which results in students reaching their full academic potential. I am in education because I feel truly passionate about making a positive difference in the community, and please know that I will always have the best interest of the students in mind when making any decisions.

Sincerely,

Ricardo Macias

Ms. Zansia Solis

Phone: 713-988-6445

Email: Zansia.Solis@aliefisd.net

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Ms. Zansia Solis

I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. After graduating from high school I attended Texas A&M University...WHOOP!  I then moved to Houston and began teaching third grade in Alief. After teaching elementary for 6 years I became an assistant principal. I love working in Alief and look forward to continuing to serve students and parents. I had a son, about a year ago, and love being a mommy!  I also enjoy traveling and staying active.

Ms. Belinda Williams

Phone: 713-988-6445

Email: Belinda.Williams@aliefisd.net

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Ms. Belinda Williams

I am so grateful and honored to join the staff of Betty Best Elementary. I am originally from Austin, Texas but Houston has been my home for many years. I graduated from the University of North Texas and received my graduate degree from Prairie View A&M University. I began my teaching career in Houston ISD before moving to Alief ISD in 2004. After 17 years in the classroom I became a RTI/Dyslexia specialist. I held this position for 5 years before becoming an assistant principal. I absolutely love to travel and take pictures of my adventures. I look forward to getting to know the staff, students and parents of Best this year.

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