Meet the Brenham ISD Communications and Community Services team!

Jessica Johnston, Dir. of Communications & Community Relations

Jessica Johnston began her teaching career in the Dallas area before joining the Brenham Independent School District in 2002 as a fifth grade science teacher. In 2010, Jessica moved to the BISD Technology Department as an Instructional Technology Specialist. Today, as Director of Communications and Community Relations, Jessica loves to tell the district’s story and share her passion for digital marketing and social media. She has a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from Sam Houston State University, and is currently working to earn a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Texas Tech University. She has been married to her husband David since 2000, and their sons Jake and Cooper both attend Brenham ISD schools.

Karem Chandler, F.A.M.E Liaison

Karem Chandler is a proud and happy wife to a wonderful man, and a mother to two exceptional children, Mauricio (14) and Camila (9). During her 20 years in education, she has been privileged to serve students with special needs, students learning English as their second language, teachers, programs and parents. Karem recently joined the Brenham Independent School District as a parent liaison for the district and community under the title of F.A.M.E. (Families Actively and Meaningfully Engaged) Liaison. She is excited to help parents and our community get involved in the education of our children!

Susan Pritchard, At-Risk Facilitator & Cool After School Coordinator

Susan Pritchard is originally from Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Texas State University in 1980. In 2008, Susan earned a graduate certificate in Community Education from the University of Wisconsin. Susan has been with the Brenham Independent School District for 20 years, and has spent all of that time at Brenham Community Education. She is also the proud mother of two sets of twins that graduated from Brenham High School.

Marisa Rodriguez, Community Services Associate

Marisa Rodriguez grew up immersed in the field of business, and has been helping run her family’s business since a young age. She attended Brenham High School and Blinn College, and has worked in the business industry since 2003. Marisa has training in customer service and accounting, and enjoys meeting new people and getting to know them. She is the mother of two beautiful children, Julissa and Armando, who keep her busy and entertained. Marisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and loves to travel. She is involved in the community, and is also an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.