Built in 1988, Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School is named for longtime Fort Worth educator and humanitarian, Mr. Edward J. Briscoe (1910-2006). Our school’s mascot (eagle) reflects the indomitable spirit of our progenitor, scholars, and staff.
Mr. Briscoe believed and would tell his students,"You can if you think you can and work hard enough.” Here at Briscoe, we achieve because we believe. Our staff is committed to the conviction that each student can and will achieve.
Our vision is to be a high-performing campus led by educators with a growth mindset who focus on best practices and promote a shared vision of success for each child by fostering social-emotional learning and academic achievement through an actionable plan.
The mission of Edward J. Briscoe Elementary is to successfully prepare all students to enter college, the work force (or both) armed with the academic, social, and emotional skills required to thrive in the modern world.
Degrees and Certifications:
Octavia Gray earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to entering administration Ms. Gray served in various roles throughout the Fort Worth Independent School District. She was a Learning Network Specialist (Elementary Literacy), Assessment Data Analyst/Campus Testing Coordinator, and a classroom teacher for 5 years, during which time she received the honor of Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Gray holds a Principal Certification, EC-4 Certification, and ESL Certification. She is a certified Thinking Maps Trainer, member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Ms. Gray served as the Assistant Principal for 2 years at Edward J. Briscoe Elementary and then transitioned to the role of Principal for the 2017-2018 school year. She believes that ALL students should be afforded the opportunity to reach their fullest potential EVERY day and looks forward to continuing to work with the entire community to positively impact student engagement and achievement.
Degrees and Certifications:
Tamiko Daniels is product of Fort Worth ISD, and has served in the district for 19 years as an Assistant Principal and a Prevention Specialist. Mrs. Daniels earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University, and has completed 50 hours in the Public and Urban Administration doctoral program at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Mrs. Daniels believes that the experience of being successful is the key that will unlock and ignite the passion for learning in students. She is vigilant about knowing students who have consistently experienced failure and seeks to support teachers to implement instructional practices that promote experiences of student success.
Mrs. Daniels’ life outside of school is filled with family time attending and supporting programs and sporting events that her children represent.