• 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 believe, We can Achieve.  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.

    Mission Statement

    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.



Phone: 817-814-0300


Degrees and Certifications:

Devona Burgess

Devona Burgess hails from Riverside, Ca, receiving her bachelor’s degree from CSU Stanislaus. Ms. Burgess also has a master’s degree from Capella University and received her Principal certification from Lamar University.

Ms. Burgess has twenty years of experience in education. She served as a Special Education teacher in California for five years. Her additional years have been spent right here in FWISD. Ms. Burgess has served as a Pre-K teacher, Early Childhood Specialist, Title I teacher, Data Analyst, Dean of Instruction, Assistant Principal and now Principal of Edward J. Briscoe Elementary.

Ms. Burgess’ personal goals for Briscoe are to improve student achievement through collective, team-based approaches, direct lines of communication, and thorough planning.

Assistant Principal

Phone: 817-814-0300


Degrees and Certifications:

Charlene Louis

Charlene Louis, a Forth Worth native, received her bachelor’s degree from UT Austin. Mrs. Louis also holds a master’s degree from UT Arlington and received her Principal certification from Texas Wesleyan University.

Entering her twentieth year in education, she has served as an Early Learning specialist, Texas Literacy Initiative specialist and a curriculum writer in neighboring school districts around the DFW area. However, the majority of her experience has been in FWISD. She began her career in education as a first grade teacher at D. McRae Elementary. Additional experiences include: Texas Reading First coach, FWISD Literacy coach, Data Analyst and now Assistant Principal of Edward J. Briscoe Elementary.

Mrs. Louis’ personal goals for Briscoe are to work collaboratively with her school and the community to help students achieve their greatest potential.