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Administration

Web SandovalKathleen Sandoval was named principal of Bussey Elementary School in May 2015 after serving as principal of Marcella Intermediate School. 
















Diedra LeaksDeidre Leaks has been serving as assistant principal at Bussey Elementary since August of 2011.  Ms. Leaks received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Texas Southern University in 1996 and her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university in 2003.  Later she received her Principal Certification in 2009 through Region 4 Education Center.  Her teaching experiences have been in Aldine's Magnet campuses including Smith Academy teaching 3rd grade, Reece Academy teaching kindergarten and second grade math and science teacher at Raymond Academy for Engineers.  Some other professional experiences includes District Curriculum Writer and District Literacy and Math presenter. In 2003, Mrs. Leaks received a promotion to Raymond's leadership team as Reading Skills specialist, and in 2010 promoted to assistant principal on the same campus until she was transferred to Bussey Elementary.

Keila W. Francis Kelia Francis was named assistant principal of Bussey Elementary in August 2014. Mrs. Francis received her bachelor’s degree in leisure studies in 1998 from Grambling State University. She earned her master’s degree in educational leadership in 2009 from Sam Houston State University. She began her teaching career in Aldine ISD in 2001 as a third and fourth grade teacher at Raymond Academy. She transferred to Conley Elementary School in 2006 to teach third-grade and became a math intervention specialist a year later. In 2008, she moved to Ermel Elementary School to teach third-grade and later became the Math Skills Specialist for grades K-4th. In 2012, she became the Ermel’s RtI coordinator, before becoming the assistant principal at Bussey Elementary. Francis has spent all of her 13 years in education with Aldine ISD.



Ms. Acosta
Miriam Acosta became Assistant Principal at Bussey Elementary in 2015.  Ms. Acostareceived her Bachelor’s Degree in Bilingual Education from Texas A&M University in 2005 and her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Sam Houston State University in 2010.  She began her teaching career in 2005 as a Bilingual teacher at Conley Elementary in Aldine ISD.  In 2009, she became Math Skills Specialist at the same school.  In 2013, she was named Assistant Principal at Marcella Intermediate and transferred to Bussey Elementary in July of 2015  Ms. Acosta believes that children are like sponges ready to soak in every piece of knowledge that is taught to them and that as educators it’s our job to provide them with the tools and the experiences that will allow their mind to seek and explore more about the world around them. "Be a vessel of inspiration for today’s youth so that you see a piece of your efforts reflected in their future" Miriam Acosta

Kymberly HarrisKymberly Harris is honored to serve as the Assessment Specialist at Bussey Elementary School.  She is also a member of the dyslexia team for Aldine Independent School District.  Ms. Harris holds a Bachelor's Degree in Geography from Sam Houston State University as well as a Master's Degree in Education from The University of St. Thomas.  She has taught general education and English as a Second Language in pre-kindergarten through second-grade at Ridgemont Elementary School in Fort Bend Independent School District.  Ms. Harris has a passion for reading and assisting students with reading difficulties.  She has assisted numerous first grade students as a reading interventionist through the Reading Recovery Program.




Lydia RiveraLydia Rivera obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2004.  She began her teaching career at Hinojosa EC/PC Center where she taught for three years.  In 2007 she received her Master of Education in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and was proud to accept a position at Bussey Elementary that same year.  Ms. Rivera has been our school counselor for the past six years.