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 theme (Briscoe Elementary is Soaring to New Heights) and mascot (Eagle) both reflect the indomitable spirit of our progenitor, students, and staff. Mr. Briscoe believed and would tell his students that “…You can if you think you can and work hard enough.” Our staff is committed to the conviction that each student can and will achieve.
Here at Briscoe we achieve because we believe.
“It [teaching] is one of the most important professions that there is because all people who have made any accomplishments are people who have attended school. And teachers have a great responsibility to young folk to see that they might live successfully.”
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 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 17 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.