After graduating from the University of Houston with a degree in journalism, I began my career as a writer in public relations with ARA Living Centers (a long-term health career corporation). I later worked for the Internal Revenue Service in the Office Audit and Appeals Departments. However, I was not satisfied with my direction. Something was missing. I learned about a new teaching program, the Alternative Certification Program in Houston Independent School District. I was accepted into the program in 1989. Deciding to become a teacher has been one of the best decisions I made.
I started my teaching career at Atherton Elementary in HISD. I taught third and fourth grades for eight years at Atherton. I joined Aldine ISD in 1997 to teach at Oleson Elementary as a Math Specialist. The next year I was assigned to be a Lead Teacher and Reading Specialist in fourth grade. I received a masters degree from the University of Houston in Educational Leadership and Administration in 1999. The same year I was appointed as Assistant Principal at Oleson. I served in this capacity for five years until being named Principal at Magrill Elementary in 2004. In the fall of 2008, I became the Principal at A.W. Jones Elementary the first year the school opened. Each year has been different yet always rewarding. I have seen students enter the doors with a look of anticipation and leave in four years with so many expectations for their future. I truly enjoy watching our students soar like eagles each day.
I spend my leisure time with my husband, three children, and one granddaughter.
Upon graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, I began my
marketing career as a Sales Representative at Xerox Corporation,
marketing copiers. I then went to work for National Convenience Stores,
managing 12 Stop 'N Go Convenience Stores in Houston, Missouri City and
Sugarland. After volunteering at the Christian School my children
attended, I was asked to teach. I found interest in teaching. I was
offered a position to teach. I taught at the Channelview Christian
School for eight years and then obtained my certification through ACP in
Houston Independent School District. I worked one year as a 4th Grade
Bilingual teacher in Houston ISD at Pugh Elementary. One year later, I
transferred to Aldine ISD and worked as a 3rd Grade ESL
Math/Science/Social Studies ESL teacher for eight years. I pursued my
administration certification and became an Assistant Principal. I served
as Assistant Principal for eight years at Worsham Elementary before
going to work as an Instructional Coach in Houston ISD. I returned to
Aldine ISD as an Assistant Principal at Jones Elementary in 2013. I most
enjoy my job as an Assistant Principal leading teachers to success and
helping students learn.
I am married with three adult daughters and a two year old grand daughter and a 7 month old grandson.
My name is Rosalind Burns, and I am very excited to work as an assistant principal here at A. W. Jones Elementary. I love working with our students, parents and staff to help create a
wonderful learning community that motivates learners in a safe and supportive environment. I graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 1993 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Reading Specialization endorsement. I began my teaching career as a 2nd grade teacher at Kemp Elementary in Bryan, Texas and later a 4th grade teacher. In 2001, I joined the Aldine family at Magrill Elementary and taught 4th grade. I later became a skills specialist and testing coordinator. In 2010 I received a Masters in Educational Administration at Sam Houston State University. In 2013, I joined the Jones family as an Assistant Principal.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve the students, parents, staff, and community of A.W. Jones Elementary School. I look forward to many positive and productive school years to SOAR as an Eagle!!
Dr. Ann Hill
I am honored and excited to join the A.W. Jones Elementary Team. I graduated with my Bachelors Degree from Sam Houston State University in 1999. I began my teaching career in Aldine at Smith Academy. After 2 years there, I taught for 7 years in Crosby ISD. Upon leaving Crosby, I began teaching in Humble ISD. While teaching there, I graduated from Concordia University with my Master’s Degree in Education. I continued to pursue my lifelong learning at Jones International University where I graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration. I look forward to an exciting and productive year of learning.
I love spending time with my husband and two young children. I also have three grown children, two granddaughters and one grandson.