It is with great pride and excitement that I serve as your principal. I have had the privilege of serving Handley as one of the assistant principals for the past three years and it has been one of the best experiences in my educational career. I am honored to continue the work of serving Handley's scholars, staff, and community.
My educational journey includes a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. This is my 16th year in education and I have served them all in the Garland Independent School District. My educational career consists of a classroom teacher at Freeman Elementary, Instructional Support Teacher, Instructional Design Facilitator, and Assistant Principal at Lister Elementary and Handley Elementary.
Great things continue to happen at Handley and it is an extreme honor to continue the work of transforming lives today, for a successful tomorrow.
Christa Hicks is a native of Jackson, MS. As an educator for 17 years, Mrs. Hicks has served as a teacher, mentor, teacher, Collaborative Facilitator, Intervention Specialist, and Instructional Coach. With a firm belief in a strong home-school connection, Mrs. Hicks is committed to working with the staff and community to support Handley scholars in and out of the academic setting.
Mrs. Hicks started her career in Hinds County Jackson Public School System. After relocating to Texas, Mrs. Hicks taught in Richardson Independent School District. During her nine years in Richardson ISD, Mrs. Hicks served as a teacher, TAP Mentor teacher, and Collaborative Facilitator at Audelia Creek Elementary. After leaving Richardson ISD, Mrs. Hicks joined Garland Independent School District, where she taught at Kimberlin Academy. Mrs. Hicks continued her service as an intervention specialist and ACE Instructional Coach at Handley Elementary.
Mrs. Hick received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Alcorn State University and a master's degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi College. Currently, Mrs. Hicks is working on her doctorate of philosophy in Educational Law from Liberty University.
Mrs. Hicks is married with three children. In Mrs. Hicks spare time, she enjoys crafting, traveling, and spending time with her family. As a dedicated lifelong learner, Mrs. Hicks is excited to join the Handley Team as a new assistant principal.