Alief Points of Pride

    • O’Donnell Middle School student Madison Osazuwa was selected as one of two 2020 National Ambassadors for the Houston/Harris County Do the Write Thing Challenge.

    • Alief ISD was named a District of Distinction by Texas Art Education Association for the second year in a row.

    • Alief ISD was recognized by Kognito for the district’s outstanding leadership in promoting mental health literacy. The Excellence in District Mental Health Literacy - Professional Development Award recognizes districts that have worked tirelessly to support student mental health being during the 2019-2020 school year.

    • Alief Early College High School principal Brandi Brotherton and Hearne Elementary School teacher Diana Rojas were nominated by students and were recognized as Stars in the Classroom by the Houston Texans and First Community Credit Union.

    • Kerr High School students Priya Sinha and Jason Ta were named National Merit Semifinalists.

    • Alief ISD high school students served as the steering committee members of the District F Virtual Youth-Led Conference. Rodrigo Trujillo (Elsik), Clinton Oreofe (Hastings) and Evelyn Bustos (Hastings) assisted with the conference, which focused on public safety.

    • Rees Elementary School student Genesis Johnson was featured in the New York Times best-selling book “GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty.”

    • Hastings High School graduates won their respective election campaigns. Christian Menefee was elected as the first African-American Harris County Attorney. Kristen Hawkins was reelected for the Judge of the 11th District Court.

    • Board Trustee Darlene Breaux was selected by the Texas Association of School Boards for the Leadership TASB Class of 2021. Only 36 participants are chosen for this program each year.

    • Bush Elementary School teacher Monique Anderson was recognized as a Star in the Classroom by First Community Credit Union and the Houston Texans.

    • Alief ISD Secondary Science Coordinator Karen Jacobs was elected as the secretary of the Texas Science Education Leadership Association.
      Center for Advanced Careers teacher Ana Shah will be participating in a panel discussion in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.

    • Alief ISD students and staff were among a select group from around the state to receive a scholarship from ExxonMobil to attend unique virtual workshops. Olle Middle School student Jose Reynosa, Taylor High School student Reyna Vega and Elsik Ninth Grade Center teacher Christina Cross participated in the workshops were hosted by the Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity at Rice University.

    • Boone, Horn, Heflin and Sneed Elementary Schools were awarded the Creating Learning Connections grant (CLC grant) CDW-G, by Intel Corporation, the LEGO® Foundation and First Book.

    • Center for Advanced Careers teacher Sherita Harmon was spotlighted by Applied Educational Systems. AES spotlighted Harmon, who is a health science teacher, for her presentation at the Virtual Texas Health Occupations Association Conference.

    • Chambers Elementary School teacher Pamela Roberts was recognized as Group 1 Automotive’s Teacher of the Month.

    • Alief ISD has been named a Top Workplace for the fifth consecutive year by Houston Chronicle.

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