Campus Elementary 2015 Teacher of the Year - Briana Zarea

Briana Zarea
Buffalo Creek Elementary
3rd Grade - Math, Science

University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Houston Community College, 2 years
Certification: Early Childhood through 4th Grade

Teaching History
Buffalo Creek Elementary, 7 years,
3rd Grade, Math & Science Teacher, 2 years
3rd Grade, English as a Second Language-Self-Contained, 5 years

Total Years in Education - 7 years

In her own words . . .

“We want to see our students be the best they can be, now and in the future. I always enjoy visits from past students and getting to hear what they have accomplished. I use these opportunities to remind them to keep working hard and to never give up.”

In the words of others . . .

“Mrs. Zarea builds careful and strong relationships with her students. If you ask her about any student, she will quickly tell you what makes them tick and what will shut them down. Mrs. Zarea’s calm demeanor allows her to communicate effectively when building the ever-essential relationships. She is able to put her students at ease and she manages her class in that manner.”
- David Rodriguez, Buffalo Creek Elementary Principal

“Briana Zarea has a calling in her life, and that calling is teaching. She teaches her students to strive for excellence, to love reading, and to respect each other. Mrs. Zarea represents the best in teaching in our district.”
- Clarice Franke, Buffalo Creek Elementary Assistant Principal

“Mrs. Zarea’s lessons are well planned with targeted outcomes that make Buffalo Creek Elementary a better place because she teaches here. She provides a strong emphasis on writing and reading comprehension, and equips them with a strong foundation for higher level classes.”
- Delfino Guillen, Ed.D., Buffalo Creek Elementary First Grade Teacher


Spring Branch ISD