Phone: (469)752-3543


Degrees and Certifications:

B.B.A in Accounting, Prairie View A&M University M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (Math specialty), Concordia University, Portland

Mrs. Ayanna T. Briggs, M.Ed.

Advanced Academics/Gifted Specialist

Originally from Washington, D.C, I am a Texas transplant!  I have lived in Texas since the age of 11, and I am proud to call it home.  I have two children, a daughter who is 22 and a son who is 28.  My daughter will be finishing her undergraduate work at Texas A&M, Commerce this fall, Class of 2023! I am currently in my 17th year teaching at Thomas Elementary. I have taught several grades, but I have to say I have enjoyed working as a PACE teacher the most because I have the opportunity to work with all the elementary grade levels. That keeps me on my toes!

Teaching History:

  2 years – 1st grade

  4 years – 2nd grade

  2 years – 3rd grade

  9 years – Advanced Academics/Gifted Specialist



Thomas Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2015-16

Plano ISD Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016



  Thomas FLL Robotics

  Tekkies Coding Club

  History Fair Chairperson

  Multicultural Team Chairperson