Prevention and Safe Schools Specialist

Alief ISD



Implementing and Normalizing Circles Across Your District

Vanessa has 23 years experience in education. She has worked in the Alief Independent School District for 11 years serving as a climate, instructional and life coach. She supports campus leadership teams, new and struggling teachers, professional development and district wide mediation. She coordinates the district wide Boys Club Initiative and also has brought Restorative Practices to her district. Vanessa worked in Houston Independent School District for  12 years as a secondary ELAR teacher at a  middle school and at an alternative high school. She worked as a literacy coach with Houston A+ High School Reform and served as an ELA district curriculum and assessment writer for grades 9-12. She is a proud graduate of prairie View A&M University, with graduate studies in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading and Administrative Leadership.