Edna Ambriz- Pre-K Teacher
Ms. Ambriz was born in Mexico and was raised in Anaheim Hills, CA where she joined the Regular Army in 1990 at the age of eighteen. She enlisted as a Chinook helicopter mechanic, and her first duty station was Ft. Hood, TX followed by Camp Humphreys, South Korea.
In 1993, Ms. Ambriz was selected for the Army's Green to Gold Program and received an English scholarship from Campbell University, NC. After three years of college ROTC training at Ft. Bragg, she received her BA in Spanish, and was commissioned as an Adjutant Generals Corps 2LT Army Officer in the Army Reserves in 1996. Two months later, she married a fellow college ROTC cadet and changed her name to 2LT Edna Karen Daniels. Edna served as a Postal PLT LDR, an MP Liaison Officer in Germany, a Personnel Section LDR, and BN Adjutant. The best Army Course that she attended was the Equal Opportunity Leaders Training in Ft. Knox, KY where she learned how the Army provides EO and fair treatment to all military personnel, and family members in an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.
In 2011, Ms. Ambriz completed 18 years of Active duty, as well as, Reserve and Inactive Ready service. CPT Edna Daniels was now just, "Mom, wife, and Family Readiness Group Advisor." Aside from being an Army Veteran and a Retired Spouse, she has been a licensed Cosmetologist since 1989, and more recently, a licensed Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician.
In 2017 while living in TX, Ms. Ambriz asked God, "How can I make the world a better place?" After much prayer, she was hired by the YMCA to be an After School Counselor, followed by working for the Georgetown Independent School District as a Pre-K Teacher's Aide.
Since Ms. Ambriz and her family have lived throughout the Sierra Vista and Vail/Tucson areas off-and-on since 2001, they moved here one year ago, and she taught 4th grade at SSA East for her first-year of teaching. Edna has loved all of her positions as a teacher, mother, and caregiver for all children.
Ms. Ambriz is a proud and blessed "Mami" of three great kids that were all born in Germany; Bianca, Alex and Marissa! They have two dogs: Toby the Yorkie and Dakota the silly Lab! She is honored to be the Godmother to Alexis and Matthew in CA! She loves to volunteer as a Sacramental Preparation teacher at the DM AFB Parish. In her free time, she loves to work-out *with caution* =) and walk her dogs. Edna is a life-long learner! She loves to read, write and stay in touch with friends and family. She believes that she can make the world a better place, or wake up each day and work to achieve what she is called to do!