Welcome to PLP El Paso! My name is Brian Grenier. I have been an educator since 1996 when I first moved to El Paso, Texas. My education experience has included eight years in a high school classroom where I taught the Social Studies curriculum to students in grades 9-12. While I had the opportunity to teach nearly every subject that falls under the secondary Social Studies umbrella, I most enjoyed my time teaching World Geography and World History to students in grades nine and ten. Following my time spent in the classroom, I worked for the El Paso ISD as a Program Assistant where I helped design, create, and implement an online Social Studies curriculum for students in grades 9-12. This online curriculum served as, not only a “safety net” for at-risk students, but also as a way for teachers and students to enrich and reinforce the key concepts learned in the classroom. Currently, I am an Instructional Technology Specialist for nine schools (PK-12) in the El Paso ISD. My primary focus now is helping teachers integrate technology into their classroom and curriculum. I lead numerous and frequent staff development opportunities for the nearly 500 educators I directly work with and am serving as a Fellow for the El Paso cohort participating in PLP and the T3 grant.

I grew up in Moline, Illinois, attended the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where I earned my BA in History and Social Studies, and shortly thereafter moved to El Paso, Texas where I began my career in public education. Nearly a decade after moving to El Paso I enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Texas at El Paso and graduated, top of my class, with my Masters of Business Administration degree in May of 2007. I am a lifelong member of Beta Gamma Sigma, TCEA, and ISTE. I am a Discovery STAR Educator, an Intel Master Teacher, and the Area 19 Director for the TCEA Board of Directors.

Outside of my professional interests and responsibilities I enjoy fly fishing and spending time with my wife Walkira (a high school Spanish teacher) my son Aidan Francisco and my daughter Gabriela. If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance to you as you participate in PLP and the learning process you are exploring please feel free to contact me at:

- brgrenie@episd.org
Skype - brian.grenier
Twitter - briangrenier

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