• Jim Workman

    I am excited, honored, and blessed to be your principal here at Buice Elementary for this coming school year.  I am beginning my 18th year in administration - 27th year overall.  I am surrounded by some of the district's very best teachers and staff who have a true belief in caring for and educating kids.  It truly takes a village, and all stakeholders are valued and appreciated here at Buice Elementary.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any staff member with any questions, concerns, or recommendations you may have throughout the year.  I sincerely look forward to meeting you, welcoming your children, and building relationships that foster a positive learning environment.  "It's a Great Day to be a Bison!"  Horns Up!

  • 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 continue this adventure of being an Assistant Principal at Buice Elementary! This will be my second year as a 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! 

  • Taylor Roy

    I am excited and honored to serve the students and staff of Buice Elementary next year as counselor. The 22-23 school year will be my ninth year in education and my fourth year as a school counselor. I have proudly served ECISD as a school counselor at Bowie Middle School this year and previously and Cameron Elementary. I have previous years of teaching experience in 1st, 3rd, and 7th grade as well.  School counseling is something I have a great passion for, and I thoroughly enjoy helping students and families. I look forward to enjoying a wonderful year at Buice!

  • Tenille Reed

    Buice is an awesome school to teach at and mold young minds to become future leaders of the world. I look forward to a successful year and continuing to strive for excellence with my students at Buice. 

  • Claudia Macias

    Hi! I am excited to instill my love of learning to my students and my goal is to help them to always reach their full potential. It will be an amazing experience being able to do this at a campus as innovated as Buice and with teachers who share the same views as myself! I am eager to start the year with an amazing group of students! 

  • Lesley Madaleno

    My name is Lesly Madaleno. I’m looking forward to working at Buice because I have heard great things about the staff and the school. The first time I was a substitute for kindergarten I had the pleasure to meet Mrs. Redman and another kindergarten teacher. They help me with everything they could, and they also made me feel welcome. As soon as I got there that morning, I felt welcome, and everyone was very nice to me. Even though it wasn’t an easy day they made me feel heard and understood. I’m looking forward to working with a great team and learning from everyone. I can’t wait to keep learning and hearing different experiences from my new coworkers. I am looking forward for an exciting first year of teaching while learning everything I can. 

  • ​Mayra Vasquez

    Hi! My name is Ms. Vásquez, and I am very excited on taking the adventure as a first time teaching kindergarten at Buice Elementary. l look forward to making a significant, positive impact on the lives of each of my students. Implementing new teaching strategies that will be gather from the amazing teachers that work here.  I look forward to a year filled with adventures, memories, challenges, but most important filled with lots of learning.

  • Joselyne Sanchez

    I am looking forward to another great year at Buice Elementary! 1st grade has quickly become my favorite year to teach. Buice has the greatest environment, I feel lucky to be part of this community!

  • 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.



  • 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!



  • 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.




  • Kirstyn Morgan

    After student teaching at Buice Elementary in the fall of 2021 I felt so comfortable and welcomed by all of the staff at Buice. I student taught in first grade, but every person I came into contact with treated me as if I were already a part of the Buice team. I knew I wanted to be a teacher at Buice when my son began school there in 2018, but it wasn’t until I student taught that I really craved a position at Buice. Now that is happening right before my eyes! I cannot wait to begin this new chapter with such a strong team at Buice Elementary. I am looking forward to the friendships I will make and all the new things I am going to learn.

  • Brieanna Stubbs

    This upcoming year at Buice, I am looking forward to the opportunity to grow myself as a teacher with what already seems like such an amazing group of people! I am excited about getting in the room with my students to help and watch them grow. I look forward to all the experiences I know I am going to enjoy with them and the team! I have a passion for helping and being there for kids and I feel Buice is going to be the perfect place for that! I feel truly blessed I was chosen for the opportunity to join the team this upcoming year and really look forward to the whole aspect of everything. This is a new journey for me and I truly can not wait to get started!!

  • 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.


  • Ashley Weehunt

    I am thrilled to be a part of the Buice family this year and join what I believe is the best campus in Odessa. I look forward to showing my class they are valuable, are respected, and they have a great future!  I truly believe the future of Odessa is in my classroom and I cannot wait to watch them change the world!

  • 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!



  • 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 love working with the Buice administration, teachers, and staff in such a supportive environment. 

  • 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!

  • Kayla Owen

    I am so excited to teach 3rd grade at Buice this year! I am looking forward to making meaningful connections with the staff, students, and parents at Buice and sharing my love of reading and learning with my students! This is going to be a great year full of new experiences, fun, and learning! 


  • Francis Skiles

    I am so excited to teach 3rd grade at Buice this year! I am looking forward to making meaningful connections with the staff, students, and parents at Buice and sharing my love of reading and learning with my students! This is going to be a great year full of new experiences, fun, and learning! 

  • 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!


  • Gabriela Marquez

    I am excited to have the opportunity to work at such an amazing school. The staff is great, and the atmosphere is one of the best. I am looking forward to meeting the students and instilling a love for learning. 

  • 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.  

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!

  • Crista Wilson

    This is my first year at Buice and I am so excited. I am teaching 5th grade for the 7th year and I absolutely love 5th grade. I am looking forward to a great year.

  • 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!

  • Stephanie Clark

    I received a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from The University of Texas Permian Basin.  I then went on to receive my educational certification through Region 11 in Ft. Worth. I am certified 1st – 6th and in ESL.  I have been teaching for 21 years.  This is my 18th year working for ECISD.   I have always had a love of Science as well as a passion for entertaining.  I am very outgoing, energetic, and curious about the world around me.  Science is all about exploring curiosities! Being in the classroom allows me to be a life long learner right along side the children.I am very happy to call myself Buice Bison!  

  • Norma Rivers

    This will be my 6th year here at Buice. I have taught 3rd, 2nd and 5th grade twice. I taught 3 years in Victoria, Texas and one year in Oklahoma. I received my Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Tx and just received my Master's degree in Literacy from the University of Texas-Permian Basin. I'm originally from the Rio Grande Valley but moved here 5 years ago because my husband works in the oilfield. We have 2 boys: 4 years and almost 2 years. I love being outdoors, except when it's 1000 degrees and the mosquitos are larger than my face!

    I'm very excited to be teaching Reading this year with Mrs. Reese as the Math teacher and Mrs. Clark as the Science teacher. I'm looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventures.


  • 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.


  • 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! 

  • 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.​

  • Michelle Braue

    My name is Michelle Braue and I will be the new music teacher at Buice Elementary. This will be my 8th year teaching music but my first year in Texas. I have spent the last 7 years teaching in Florida. I am excited to join a team of teachers who are innovating and collaborative. I can't wait to start making music with all the Bison musicians!

  • Lisa Musick

    I am so excited to work at Buice! I'm really looking forward to working on a team with another music teacher, as well as with all the amazing staff and administrators.  I can't wait to meet all my new students and make great music together! Go Bisons!