DAVIDHICKS CANDIDATE PROFILE
The board of trustees created a candidate profile based on stakeholder and community feedback. The profile contains four key criteria. Someone who has dealt with fast growth and changing demographics. communication skills to navigate the district’s 14 municipalities across three counties. Someone who has shown success in student achievement across all school-related aspects. Someone who has shown themselves to be fiscally responsible to ensure the financial stability of the district. Someone who has excellent
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Throughout his 33 years of education experience, Hicks has served in a variety of roles. 1988 Became social studies teacher at DeWitt Perry Middle School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD 1992 Started as social studies teacher at Blalack Middle School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD 1993 Became assistant principal at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD 1995 Began as assistant principal at Glenhope Elementary School in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD 1996 Became principal at Colleyville Middle School in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD 1999 Started as principal at Ted Polk Middle School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD 2006 Began as principal at Ranchview High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD 2012 Became Denton ISD area superintendent 2016 Started as Sherman ISD superintendent 2022 Named Northwest ISD superintendent lone finalist SOURCE: SHERMAN ISD/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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I KNOWFROMMYWORK INMULTIPLE DISTRICTS IN THE METROPLEX THATWERE LARGE AND FAST GROWING THAT FINANCESWILL ALWAYS BE A CRITICALLY IMPORTANT ISSUE. DAVID HICKS, NORTHWEST ISD SUPERINTENDENT FINALIST
“This pandemic has resulted in a somewhat divided community—over the wearing of masks, quarantining
“I want to listen and learn, and really understand parents, students, teach- ers and other community leaders’ per- spectives,” Hicks said to Community Impact Newspaper . “And then, [I can] determine from that how I can best support our teachers in the classroom and make a positive difference.” As far as inheriting the fastest-grow- ing school district in North Texas, Hicks said he is prepared from his years of experience in various “large and fast-growing” school districts. He said the most important things to focus on are the district’s finances, maximizing resources and foster- ing partnerships with developers on where to place new schools. Hicks said his hope for the future of the district is for “every child to dream big” and for “teachers and parents to partner together to make every dream come true.” “I get up every day seeking ways to make a difference; helping others and providing support is core to who I am,” he said. William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.
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Hicks has led Sherman ISD as super- intendent for six years during a time of “unprecedented growth,” according to the March 29 press release fromNISD. In a March 29 announcement posted on YouTube, Hicks explained that his reason for leaving SISD to serve as NISD superintendent was because “it’s a wonderful opportu- nity” for his family. “My decision to move was not made lightly,” Hicks said in the video. “But this move will allowme to serve in the school district where my son and his family live, and where my new grand- daughter will one day attend school.” Before he became SISD’s superin- tendent, Hicks was area superinten- dent of secondary programs in Denton ISD, where he supervised middle and high school academics, athletics and fine arts, the release states. Overall, Hicks has had 33 years of experience in education. Hicks said his first priority as super- intendent is to meet people to find out what the district needs.
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