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New Faculty & Staff Assignments

We would like to introduce the new members of our Owl Family. Please welcome the new faces to Anderson-Shiro when you see them! In addition, some of our current employees have chosen to move to a new position. Please congratulate them on their new endeavor!

Anderson-Shiro Elementary

Kirby Borski

Hi! My name is Kirby Borski and I'm Anderson-Shiro's newest Pre-k teacher. I grew up in Anderson, graduating from here in 2003. I then went to Texas A&M, graduating with a degree in Communication. Previously, I taught in Navasota but for the past 6 years focused on being a mom. I'm excited to return to teaching, especially within the same district as my husband Matthew who teaches 6th grade and my children Maggie, a second grader and Myles, a first grader.

Baylee Brzozowski

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

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.

Sarah Lee

Howdy! My name is Sarah Lee. I am a graduate of Navasota HS and Texas A&M University. I attended Lamar University in 2011 to receive my masters degree in education. I have been teaching for 12 years and this is my 3rd year to work in Anderson Shiro CISD. I have worked in literacy, 1st grade, 4th grade, 2nd grade. I have a 3 year old son Graham and twin baby girls Ali and Ava who are 1. I am so excited to be working in Reading Intervention this year!

Jamie Mock

Hi, my name is Jamie Mock, and I am so excited to be at ASCISD this year! I will be the special education/life skills teacher at the elementary school. This will be the start of my tenth year of teaching. I taught at Montgomery Elementary for seven years, and I taught at Anderson-Shiro Elementary for two years. I took a few years off to stay at home with our son. I truly missed being out of the classroom, and I cannot wait to be back!! I am married to my husband of 12 years, Ken Mock. We have three sweet kiddos - Macy, Carley, and Carter. I am looking forward to an amazing year!!

Michelle Mock

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!

JJ Oller

I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma much like Anderson. No boo’s, Oklahoma people are great too. Everyone was related and everyone knew everyone! Told you, just like Anderson! I played basketball all throughout school and even for two years in college. In college, I met my husband, Chris, and we decided to get married and move to his home town in Texas. I finished my teaching degree at Sam Houston State University. When I graduated in the spring of 2010, there was a teaching freeze. That was fun to hear! At that point, I decided to go teach at a private school in Conroe. I was one of four Pre-K teachers for 4 years. I loved the small, loving environment for not only myself, but also for my two children. Colton, my son, will be in third grade this year and Trinity will start Pre-K and is so excited. We moved to Plantersville 3 years ago and when visiting the surrounding schools I knew Anderson-Shiro ISD was the place for my children and myself. Instantly we were in love with the school and community. Anderson was not hiring at the time so I taught a year in Navasota as a Kindergarten teacher until I begged Marcy enough to hire me on at Anderson and I was willing to do anything until a teaching job was available. Last year, I was the Math Interventionist teacher and loved it! Last spring, Marcy informed me that there was a Third Grade Math and Science job available and I leapt with joy! Literally, jumped up and hugged her. I'm so excited to start my teaching career at Anderson-Shiro.

Brandy Price

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”!!!

Vonda Sechelski

My name is . I am engaged to Joey Stem and between the two of us we have 4 boys, 2 of which are still students here at Anderson Shiro. I enjoy fishing, watching football and baseball, supporting my boys in whatever activity they are participating in at the time, and spoiling my 2 grand babies. I am a proud 1988 graduate of ASHS and look forward to working for such an amazing school district.

Laney Sikorski

This is my 12th year in education, and my 6th year as a counselor. I worked several years for North Zulch ISD, and most recently for Waller ISD. I am excited to be back in a smaller district, and working with such great people. While not at school, we spend a lot of time horseback, and travel to horse shows a lot on the weekends. We just moved back to Madisonville after living away from there for several years, and it's good to be back in my hometown. My 8 year old daughter will be starting third grade at Madisonville Elementary this year.

Anderson-Shiro Junior/Senior High School

James Thompson

I am honored to the principal of Anderson-Shiro Junior/Senior High School. This will be my 12th year in education. During that time, I have served as teacher, coach, assistant principal, and now principal. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Physical Education and Chemistry as well as a Master’s degree through Lamar University in Educational Administration. My wife, Kimberly, and I met in in college. We have two boys, Drew and Luke. I am very excited to be a part of the Owl family and look forward to serving the students, teachers, and community of Anderson-Shiro CISD.

Nicole Fielder

I am excited to serve as the Assistant Principal at the Jr/Sr High School this year. This is my 11th year in education and I have previously taught science at the high school level. I currently live in Magnolia with my husband and 3 children; Emma, Caleb, and Austin.

Brad Hodges

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.

Sandra Alvarez

My name is Sandra Alvarez. I am from Ceiba, Honduras. I got my Associate's Degree in sign language at Mount Aloysius Junior College in Creson, Pennsylvania. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from Prairie View A & M University. I have been teaching for 15 years. To see students learn is very gratifying. I am very excited to be teaching Spanish at Anderson-Shiro this year.

Taylor Beadles

This is my first year at Anderson-Shiro, 6th year overall, I spent 2 years at Levelland High School after graduating from Texas Tech University with a degree in English, and spent the last 3 years at Boswell High School in Fort Worth. I grew up in The Colony, Texas and graduated from The Colony High School in 2008. I have been married to my wife, Mary, for 4 years.

Barry Bennett

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.

Brandon Coronado

I graduated from Anderson-Shiro High School in 2011. I have been employed by D & R Specialties for 5 years, and am starting this year as the Anderson-Shiro Athletic Complex groundskeeper.

Bill Cowley

This will be my eighth year as a teacher and coach. I spent my first six years out in East Texas, Athens and Palestine. I am coming over from Madisonville High School. I am married to Abby Cowley and we have two beautiful girls, Emma (6) and Ella (1). This next year I will be coaching football, powerlifting, and track for the high school. I am very excited to be part of the Fighting Owl Family and look forward to Building Champions in the 2017-2018 school year.

Bryan Douglas

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.

Kent Dudley

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

in Texas.

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.

Nancy Groschke

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.

Colton Hanson

My name is Colton Hanson and I am the new Ag teacher at Anderson-Shiro High School. I grew up in College Station and graduated from A&M Consolidated in 2011. I was extremely active in FFA throughout all 4 years of high School. After I graduated high school I went to Blinn for 2 years, and then transferred to A&M and graduated in May of 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Science. Then after graduating I spent my first year of teaching Ag at Bruceville-Eddy High School. I am happy to be here and look forward to this year of teaching at Anderson-Shiro.

Craig Jackson

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.

Robert Jackson

I grew up in Waxahachie, graduated from there in 1999. I then went to college and graduated from Howard Payne University. I am beginning my 14th year teaching and coaching. I was in Natalia for 2 years, Hillsboro for 2 years, 8 years at A & M Consolidated, and 1 year in Navasota. I coached baseball and football for the last 13 years. I have been married to my wife Amanda for 13 years, and we have 3 children: Logan (9), Tyler (6), Colton (3).

Melissa Jolly

I grew up in Grimes County. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/History, I worked for a software development/publishing company focused on education technology for healthcare students. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities and traveling with my four legged little boy. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to become a member of a humble and compassionate district, and I look forward to the upcoming school year.

Lauren Polan

Hello my name is Lauren Polan and welcome to our class. I am a graduate of Sam Houston University with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Equine Science and this will be my 3rd year teaching. This year I will be teaching JR High Career Explorations and environmental Science. I will also be coaching JV Volleyball and JH Basketball. Some of my hobbies include riding horses (barrel racing), fishing, hunting, basketball, crafting and many other things! I am so excited for this year!