• Jessica Redman


    I am excited for another amazing year at Buice! I started as assistant principal at Buice 7 years ago when the school opened, and was blessed to be named Principal in January of 2019. I can't wait to see all of our students, and have another great year of 21st century learning with our talented staff here at Buice!


  • Angela Piña


    My name is Angela Piña and I am excited to join the Buice family. I am working toward earning my doctorate in administrative leadership. I look forward to learning all about you!


    Mi nombre es Angela Piña y estoy muy orgullosa de ser parte de la familia de Buice. Estoy estudiando para recibir mi título doctoral en liderazgo administrativo. ¡Espero aprender todo sobre ustedes!

  • Sally Smith

    I am excited to start my next adventure of being an Assistant Principal at Buice Elementary! This will be my first year as a Buice Bison and as an assistant principal. I look forward to meeting all of you and growing with you. This is going to be a great year!

  • Jessica Berridge

    Buice is a literacy rich campus were interactive learning environments are the norm. Buice’s open design supports this type of learning effortlessly. I feel privileged to be the Instructional Coach of this amazing campus. The sky's the limit at Buice Elementary!

  • Cristina Velasquez

    I am so blessed that I have been able to be part of such an amazing school from the beginning. I am looking forward to yet another amazing year with the best students in town.



  • Susan Garcia

    This is my 11th year as a School Counselor and my second year at Buice. I love my job and I am grateful for the opportunity to support, encourage, and empower all students to become thier best selves. I look forward to another fantastic school year with all our amazing staff, students, and families. 



  • Brandy Dugger

    I love getting to work with all of Buice’s students as the Media Specialist. I want to help student’s build a love for reading while supporting the learning goals of the teachers and our school. I want to be able to provide students with hands on, real-world experiences using our Makerspace. I want to show students that learning can be fun. I am looking forward to teaching students to be creative and critical thinkers so that they will be prepared for the future, wherever it may take them.



  • Adriana Garcia

     I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach at Dr. Lee Buice Elementary! I look forward to the new opportunities of being a part of a new school, but also to the challenges we will encounter as well. I love that the school is filled with teachers who love to teach and offer new ideas that help us come together and make Dr. Lee Buice the best school! This school has a wonderful learning environment for both teachers and students alike makes this journey so incredibly exciting!



  • Jackie Hintz

    I am so excited to be a part of such an amazing school. The students and educators of Buice Elementary are truly phenomenal. I am looking forward to another wonderful year with the best scholars in town! Go Bison!



  • Wendy Ramirez

    I am very excited to be a part of Buice Elementary. My goal as a teacher is to instill a passion for learning within students while providing a positive and encouraging environment and I believe that is exactly what Buice Elementary is. As a teacher I hope to inspire the next generation of children who will become our future engineers, doctors, lawyers, astronauts, and inventors.



  • Tenille Reed

    I am honored to have the opportunity to teach at such an awesome campus. This is my 15th year teaching Kindergarten and my 5th year at Buice.  My goal is to help mold and create independent self-motivated students that make a way to succeed and develop a love for school. Looking forward to making amazing lifelong memories with my students. Let's have fun and learn!

  • Christina Dugan

    Having the opportunity to teach at Buice is incredible. Being able to change students’ lives and to see them grow in knowledge is one of the best feelings a teacher can have. I believe that the  Buice family sets a new standard for education. We have build a great reputation, leaving every parent in the district wishing their child could attend our great school. Being able to develop and establish new programs makes the Buice family stronger than any other school. We have the opportunity to do great things in children's lives, and we do just that. I can't wait to be part of next year’s journey. I am 100% ready to contribute new ideas that will make my grade level team and Buice successful.




  • Maria Costilla

    Hello! My name is Maria Costilla and I am married and have three children.

    I am super excited to start my 13th year in education and my 7th year at Buice!

    Go Bison!


  • Sierra Chavez

    My reason for wanting to teach at Buice is because I am amazed by the school. The new concept of the building is so intriguing. I feel as if it brings many more opportunities to be creative and bring in new aspects that most people do not get to see in a traditional classroom setting.


  • Amy Wassel

    Hi! My name is Amy Wassel. I am so excited to be teaching 1st! This will be my 4th year teaching at Buice and my 14th year teaching. I am excited about this new challenge and cannot wait to get to know you- my students! We are going to have so much fun this year learning so many new things. Let’s get started!


  • Katie Sharp

    I am excited for the upcoming school year and getting to know my new students. I look forward to helping each one of them grow and reach their full potential. We are going to have SO much fun this year!


  • Marissa Lopez

    I LOVED my elementary school growing up. But, had it been like Buice Elementary, I would have grown up in a dream world. Luckily, my children are able to have the experience, and I am fortunate enough to be able to teach here. Everything a 21st teacher can dream of is at our fingertips. As the technology lover I am, I feel like I’m teaching the way today’s students should learn, and that makes coming to Buice the perfect place to be.


  • Norma Rivers

    I’m very excited to be returning to Buice this upcoming year. I’m thrilled to be joining the 2nd grade team . I’m looking forward to another year of learning, fun, and adventures!


  • Jessica Brown

    I can’t wait to start another year at Buice! I’m looking forward to expanding first-grader minds with creative thinking and hands-on learning! What an awesome feeling to know that I am part of an amazing team! Blessed beyond measure!


  • Dana Gerber

    I am tickled pink to be starting my 10th year as an ECISD teacher at Buice Elementary School! It is such a privilege to have the opportunity to teach children from my very own neighborhood! I can’t wait to meet all of them and their families! I am also really excited to be a part of an innovative, 21st Century campus. I enjoy learning about new things, and I’m always up for a good challenge. I love teaching and inspiring students to reach beyond the status quo to higher levels of understanding and application . I have high expectations of myself and my students. I know that great things are on the horizon for me and all of my students! I can't wait to dive in, and get the new year started! It feels great to be a Bison!

  • Kimberlie Snyder

    I am so excited to teach at Buice this school year. I have heard so many wonderful things about the school. I have heard it has an awesome staff and amazing students. I can't wait to be part of such a wonderful team!

  • Amy Price 

    I am beyond excited to teach at Dr. Lee Buice Elementary School! I am passionate about doing more than just teaching my students academic subjects. I want to guide my young learners to be readers, mathematicians, scientists, and historians. I chose to be a part of this 21st-century school because I hope to empower my students with the critical thinking skills they need to be successful members of our technology-driven world. I will strive to foster their natural creativity and provide them with authentic learning experiences that will carry them well beyond the classroom walls. Above all, I am honored to be an educator at Buice Elementary because I love to teach, and I aspire to do my part in creating a school environment where students love to learn.


  • Mabel Gutierrez

    Under the leadership of Mrs. Rickman and Mrs. Ross, the Buice staff has created an atmosphere that fosters the love of learning both for students and staff. Buice is leading the learning community by earning a spot as one of the campuses named “2018 Schools Transforming Learning”. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow under their leadership. My passion for teaching will continue to grow in this environment.


  • Donna Reese

    I am very honored to be at Buice as an educator. Dr. Lee Buice was one of my speech teachers in college. She was a phenomenal educator. She expected every student to give 100% on every endeavor. She encouraged me to perform at a higher level than I was expected. I, now, have the same high expectations for my students and delight in witnessing the pride and joy they experience in their accomplishments.


  • Margarita Grimsley

    Having the opportunity to work at Buice is truly a blessing. Educating young minds, building long-lasting relationships, and making a difference in children's lives are the reasons why I love teaching. Working at Buice gives me the chance to fill my professional goals at the most beautiful campus in West Texas.


  • Kristen Ligon 

    When I started to pursue my career in teaching, I knew I wanted to work for a school that had collaborative teachers, excited students, and involved parents. After I had the opportunity to start teaching at Buice, I knew I had found what I was looking for and have fallen in love with this school. I am looking forward to another great year as a Buice Bison! 


  • Samantha Ballejo

    I want to be a teacher at Dr. Lee Buice Elementary because I want to inspire students to have a love for learning. I want to say I played a part in preparing the next generation to take on any role they choose in life. To be part of the change in this world, I want people to be kind, courageous, and to stand up for what is right. To inspire students to know the difference in using their voice for positive purposes and have the ability to stand up for others who have not yet found their voice. 


  • David Morris

    I am a 4th grade writing teacher at Buice and my students inspire me everyday. I enjoy teaching at Buice and shaping young minds each day.


  • Jennifer Connell

    Hello!  My name is Jennifer Connell, and I’m so excited to be teaching at Buice Elementary.  I love the positive atmosphere of the school and the innovative structure with areas for student collaboration.  The best part of teaching for me is to see students grow throughout the year and develop a love of learning while establishing relationships with my students that will go beyond the year they are in my class.  

  • Tara Browning

    I’m passionate about working with kids and truly love teaching. I’ve always strived to share my love of learning with my students and make a difference in their lives by empowering them to achieve at their highest potential. Buice has an excellent reputation for providing innovative learning opportunities to engage all students. I’m excited to work with the Buice administration, teachers, and staff in such a supportive environment. 

  • Sara Cox

    There are multiple reasons I am excited to teach at Buice. The main reason is I love the innovative and collaborative mindset that encompasses the school, I truly believe that there are times when the kids learn best from each other outside the classroom walls. Speaking of outside the classroom walls, I also LOVE all of the fun activities that students get to participate in throughout the year, nothing beats letting loose with your kiddos! I hear so much positivity from both staff and parents about Buice. I feel very lucky to be a part of a truly student- centered community. I am ready to continue my journey with many amazing people!


  • Linda Carrasco

    Hello! My name is Ms. Mary Linda Carrasco. I am thrilled to be teaching another year at Buice. I am from Pecos, Texas, but mainly grew up in Odessa. I attended Odesa College and graduated from UTPB. I've taught 3rd through 5th grade. Fifth grade is by far my favorite grade level to teach. I look forward to my students and I learning from each other, laughing, having fun, and watching my students grow into a strong confident and inquisitive learner.

    The best way to get ahold of me is through Class Dojo. Our school phone number is (432) 456-1339.

    My Email: mary.carrasco@ectorcountyisd.org

    Conference: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 - 8:45am


  • Stephanie Clark

    I am excited to be one of the new 5th Grade Science teachers at Buice Elementary for the 2020 – 2021 school year.  I have been teaching for 19 years.  Most of my teaching experience has been in 5th grade Science.  I have always had a love of Science and a passion for entertaining, so being an Elementary Science teacher is naturally amazing! I love to collaborate with others to create the most engaging Science lessons possible! I look forward to the positive culture and atmosphere that I have heard is prevalent at Buice.  I am very outgoing, energetic, and creative.  I cannot wait to join the team of talented teachers that I am confident also exhibit these qualities at BuiceI’m am very happy to now call myself Buice Bison! 


  • Crystal Mineo

    My name is Mrs. Mineo and I am a 5th grade Reading at Buice Elementary. This is my 1st year at Buice , and my 8th year in teaching. Throughout my career I have taught 5th - 12th grade, and this is my 7th year of teaching 5th grade Reading.  I graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a Master’s in Educational Leadership.  I am married and have three children, two sons and a daughter. My husband is a football coach at UTPB, and graduated from Permian High. For fun I like to go out to eat, watch my husband and kids’ sports events and relax at home.  I love game nights, camping, and hanging out around any body of water!

  • Nicole Rodriguez

    I am excited to be part of the Buice family and I am looking forward to another great year of innovative learning and building connections with our students.  This is truly an amazing school with great leaders, staff, and best of all students. 

  • Niki Bradshaw

    I’m so excited to be joining the Buice family! I want to teach at Buice because I want to be a part of the family and community that this school has! 

  • Joni Vincent

    My name is Joni Vincent and I am the Dyslexia Therapist for Buice Elementary. I am in my 31st year of teaching my heroes, who are my students.  I am a State Licensed Certified Academic Language Therapist that loves working with students identified with Dyslexia.  They inspire me each and every day. My goal is to support them in anyway I can and to help all their dreams come true!

  • Renee Meinkowsky

    My name is Rene Meinkowsky and I grew up in Odessa and graduated from Permian High School then went on to graduate from Sul Ross State University.  I started working with kids when I was 14 when I started working in a day care center.  I love kids!  I have been a teacher for 26 years. This will be my 7th year at Buice.  I have had the privilege of teaching at Buice since it was opened in 2015.  I have taught third and fourth grade in the classroom as well as teaching PE for the last eleven years.  I have two children that attend college. My son attends Tarleton State University and my daughter attends the University of North Texas.  I look forward to having a great year.​