Lisa E. Hicks
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
As the principal of Glenn York Elementary, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school. Our commitment at Glenn York Elementary is to provide a safe, engaging, and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become creative problem solvers, innovative thinkers, and well rounded citizens.
My journey at Glenn York Elementary began in the fall of 2016. Three years later, I am excited to say that I am even more excited about the 2018-2019 school year than I was back in 2016! We are working hard to prepare engaging and rewarding learning experiences for all students. We look forward to seeing our returning families, and we are excited to welcome our new families. At Glenn York Elementary, our partnership with parents, families, and community is extremely important. We invite you to be an active part of helping students to achieve their full potential by supporting your student, volunteering, and also by becoming a part of our PTO.
My philosophy of education is built upon a quote written by George Evans, “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” I truly believe education should be based on the needs of the student. As educators, we must meet students where they are, and allow them to grow from there.
My higher education began at Dillard University where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree from Concordia Lutheran University in Educational Leadership. I have been an educator since August of 1990, my time flies! As a teacher, I taught grades 3rd through 6th for more than 16 years and I have 12 years of experience as a leader and administrator. I served as an Assistant Principal at both Stevenson Primary and Hood-Case Elementary, both in Alvin ISD and this is my third year as principal at Glenn York Elementary!
On a personal note, I am from New Orleans, Louisiana and Pearland, Texas has been my home away from home since 2005! I have been happily married to Brian Hicks, Sr. since December 12, 1992! I have two amazing children (young adults), Brian, Jr., who will be graduating (Spring 2019) from Hampton University with a Docterate in Pharmacy, and Jaazz Hicks, who will also be graduating in the Spring of 2019 from Prairie View AM University with a Business Marketing degree. I am also the doting mother of a 9 year old yorkie, Snickers.
As your leader, I have an open door policy, I welcome feedback, and I would love to visit with you! With that being said, “Hats off to another great year!”
Lisa E. Hicks
GLENN YORK PLEDGE
Never give in,
We reach from within in.