Welcome to Hickey Elementary and the 2019-2020 school year!
I look forward to meeting all of our returning families. If you are new, I think you will find our community is very welcoming and eager for you to feel right at home.
Being new at Hickey, I feel extremely privileged to be a part of this outstanding community of learners. Our teachers and students strive to learn something new every day. We believe in creating an atmosphere that invites students to be engaged, take risks, and foster their creativity. Although academics are an important part of our work, we believe in providing a well-rounded education for the whole child that includes the arts - art and music, physical education and social-emotional learning for our children. We invest a significant amount of time building strong relationships within our classrooms and grade level communities. We want every child to feel valued and respected and we know that they need guidance in working through the process of growing up. Our hope is to partner with you while your child is part of our Hickey community; we value your support and participation and there are so many opportunities for you to become involved. Please don't hesitate to jump in!
I grew up in the Dallas area and attended Lewisville public schools and several public universities, culminating with Texas A & M University-Commerce where I obtained my doctorate in Education Leadership. I have served as a parent volunteer, substitute teacher, special education teacher, counselor, assistant principal and principal and I have loved every opportunity to work with children as they grow and learn.
I have been married to Dwayne since 1988 and we have two wonderful children, Emily and Hayden. They both attended public schools and Texas public universities. Dwayne and I also have two Golden Retriever fur children, Stella and Stanley.
On behalf of myself and this wonderful staff we want you to know that we are extremely excited about the coming school year!