Welcome to Anderson-Shiro!
New Faculty & Staff Assignments
My name is Baylee Malynn Brzozowski. I grew up in Plantersville, Texas. I graduated high school from Anderson-Shiro. I am so happy to be teaching in the district that I call home. This is my first year as a classroom teacher. I will be teaching 1st grade this year. I graduated college from Sam Houston State University in 2016. My husband’s name is Ty Brzozowski; we have been married for two years. Together, we have a five-year- old, daughter, named Braize and a nine-month- old, son, named Tripp. We live on a ranch and love living the country lifestyle.
Donna Gessner is the Dyslexia Specialist for the Elementary and Jr./Sr. High Schools. She is in the Neuhaus Learning Center Dyslexia Therapist program obtaining her CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist). The end of this school year, she will be eligible to apply to the State of Texas for licensure as a Dyslexia Therapist (LDT).
Donna has been an Anderson Owl for 15 years, starting in 4th grade in 2002 for 2 years, then moving to Kindergarten for 8 years, and the last 5 years as the Reading Interventionist.
Donna graduated from Tarleton State University with a BS in Horticulture. She obtain alternative certification as an EC-4. Donna then obtained her Master Reading Teacher Certification and Masters of Education from SHSU in curriculum & instruction with a minor in Administrative Leadership.
Donna lives in Navasota with her husband, Michael. Together they have 3 sons: Tyler, Dean and Payne. Donna and Michael own Gessner Heating and Air Conditioning in Navasota. Outside of school, Donna is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ambassador of the Grimes County Go Texan Committee and a Grimes County 4-H Leader.
I am so excited to be returning to Anderson-Shiro Elementary where my teaching career began in Jan 1990. I graduated from Sam Houston State University Dec 1989 and began teaching in the old Elementary School. I have also taught in Montgomery, Richards and Bryan ISD as well as stayed home with my own 3 children and owned a daycare. We live in Stoneham and our oldest, Gracie, is a senior at Texas A&M. Our middle daughter, Meghan, is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas and our baby boy, Micah, is a senior at Navasota High School. My husband Greg is in the agriculture business.
Now that the kids are older I have more time to read, cook and walk. I love teaching! I am so thankful that God has opened this door for me to be back in ASCISD!
My name is Brandy Price. My hometown is Montgomery, TX, however my husband and I have been Navasota residents since 2010. We have two boys, Sage (10) and Ryder (8), that attend Anderson-Shiro Elementary. I substituted at ASCISD for a year and a half, while completing my certification. I did my clinical teaching in 5th grade math last fall.
I am a Fightin’ Texas Aggie class of ‘98. My degree is in business management with a minor in HR. I have worked in technology and construction, as well as owned my own business. My husband, Cole Price, raises cattle of his own and has various partners in the Grimes County area. Between both of our journeys down different paths, I am able to bring various real life examples into the classroom.
I am more than excited to share my love of math with my students. I thrive on relating to each individual on their level. My experiences allow me to connect in a variety of ways. I grew up a farmer’s daughter, raised pigs for the fair, spent holidays at the deer lease, watched my parents lose everything and work hard to get it all back, moved to Montgomery in Junior High, made new friends, danced on the drill team, graduated from college, worked in a BIG city, moved back to a small one, married a cowboy, learned to work cattle, went to beauty school, opened a spa, became a mom, supported both of my parents through beating cancer, survived an 18-wheeler accident, helped build KYLE Field, and became a teacher! I would not change any of it! I feel like this crazy FULL circle has brought me here today and filled me with excitement, love, and compassion I want to share and spread in the classroom!
I am honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to a great year of “Building Champions”!!!
Anderson-Shiro Junior/Senior High School
My name is Brad Hodges and this is my first year as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Anderson-Shiro High School. I am looking forward to a great year of Fighting Owl Athletics and see our students excel both on off the field. Before coming to Anderson-Shiro I taught and coached at Boswell High School in Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD north of Fort Worth. I also taught for one year in Castleberry ISD.
I grew up in Bryan, Texas and graduated from Bryan High School and Texas A&M University. I am married to Jill Hodges, have two children Madelynn and Cooper Hodges and a dog Stormy. When I am not teaching or coaching I enjoy being outside hunting and fishing or attending Texas A&M sporting events.
Hello, my name is Barry Bennett. I am joining Anderson-Shiro as the Head Boys Basketball Coach, Track Assistant Coach, Football Trainer, and teaching PE courses.
I am a 1987 graduate of Alief-Elskik High School, and a 1991 graduate of Texas A & M. I have taught and coached for 25 years, in Bryan, Magnolia, Cy-Fair, Riesel, and Mart.
I have been married to my wife Susan for 25 years. We have 2 children, Kylie that is 22 and teaching 2nd grade in Bryan ISD, and Colton, 18, who is a freshman at Texas A & M.
Hello, my name is Bryan Douglas! I will be teaching 8th grade Science, as well as coaching Football, Basketball, and Track. I am a 1986 graduate of Kilgore High School, and a 1990 graduate of Texas A & M University with a B.S. in Curriculum & Instruction. I have been a teacher and coach for 13 years in the districts of Hempstead, Bryan, Giddings, and West. I was also a corporate manager for 13 years with M & W restaurants, Inc. My wife Mindy and I have been married 22 years, and have 2 children: Hunter (20), and Haylie (18). We live in Bryan, TX and attend A & M Church of Christ.
Hello my name Kent Dudley and I am in my 26th year of education and 1st year with Anderson-Shiro. I will be an Assistant Football, Power Lifting and Baseball coach for the Owls this season. During my years in education, I have taught a variety of Social Studies classes ranging from American History, Economics and Government at the high school.
I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Texas Christian University and a
Master’s in Education from Concordia University, Texas. My professional development
includes AP certification for US Government and World History. I will teach U.S History
up to 1877 for the Jr. High this year.
One of my fondest memories while playing baseball was winning the NAIA College
World Series in 1983 and being inducted into the Lubbock Christian University Hall of
Honor in 2013. I was also given the honor as THSBCA 2013 Assistant Coach of the Year
I am married (28 years) to Lucille and the proud father of two wonderful children. My
daughter Meagan graduated from Texas A&M and is currently finishing up her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management while also working with Walt Disney World in Orlando as a VIP Tour Guide. My son Tyler graduated from Saginaw High School in 2015 and is currently studying International Studies at Texas A&M with a minor in Chinese. He will be traveling to China next summer for his study aboard and hopes to represent the United States Government after graduation one day in working with China.
Hello. My name is Nancy Groschke & I am a country girl at heart. My family has owned a farm here in Anderson since 1980 where I raise registered Black Angus cattle, boar goats and 1 lamb. I have worked in food service all of my life, most recently in Katy ISD, but I knew the country was where I belonged. What I enjoy most is being on my ranch doing farm work.
My name is Craig Jackson. This is my first year at Anderson-Shiro. I will be teaching Geometry and Math Models this year. My undergraduate degree is math and my graduate degree is business. During my eleven years teaching both elementary and high school, my most enjoyable memories are watching kids go bananas for technology. From the first computers I built in the early nineties for children to Visual Basic programming I taught to seniors, it has been my experience that technology definitely enhances instruction by making math real and relevant.
My wife and I are twelve year residents of Cypress, Texas, and our two children attend college in Texas. Before Texas, we lived in New Orleans where I grew up. I am a passionate gardener and especially love native Texas desert plants, parks and landscapes.
I am really excited to be at Anderson-Shiro and am looking forward to getting to know everyone.