Ms. Renee Canales, Principal

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Ms. Renee Canales, Principal

My name is Renee Canales and I am so honored to serve you and your children as the principal at Best Elementary. I am a graduate of Alief Hastings High School and Texas A&M University. This is my 26th year in education and I am proud to say all 26 years have been spent in Alief ISD. I am a product of this school district and I believe in the message “Preparing students for tomorrow while caring for them today.” I look forward to seeing you at school. I am committed to partnering with you to ensure a successful school year for your child!
 
Mrs. Gabrielle Cooper

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Mrs. Gabrielle Cooper

Although this is my first year as Assistant Principal at Best, I’ve been “Alief Proud” for 16 years! I started my career in education at Mahanay Elementary.  I had the wonderful opportunity to teach 2nd through 4th grade. I learned a great deal about impactful instruction and building meaningful relationships with students and teachers. In 2014, I transferred to Best to become the REID Specialist. During my 4 years as the REID Specialist, I collaborated with content specialists, interventionists, and administrators in creating success plans for students in grades pre-kindergarten to fourth grade. My time as the REID Specialist taught me the importance of collaboration with various stake-holders to achieve a common goal, student achievement.  Now as an administrator I am using all of the skills that I have acquired as a teacher and an instructional campus leader to create a learning environment in which students and teachers can reach their full potential. I am excited about this new position and I am looking forward to a great year!

Ms. Jennifer Keneda

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Ms. Jennifer Keneda

I was born and raised in Falfurrias, Texas.  After graduation, I went to St. Mary’s University in San Antonio for three semesters before transferring to Texas A&M University. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 and started my teaching career in Waller ISD.  I spent the next 12 years teaching in Spring Branch ISD.  I decided it was time to join the Alief family and have loved every minute of it!!  I am a member of the Breeders Greeters Committee that serves the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show.  My husband Rusty and I enjoy taking our dog Shadow on walks and to the dog park. I enjoy staying active, Aggie football, and the Astros!

Ms. Zansia Solis

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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.