Superintendent Dr. Toni Hicks
Dr. Toni Hicks joined Jarrell ISD as Superintendent in November 2020. She came to our district from Liberty Hill ISD, where she served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability. While serving Liberty Hill ISD, a fast growth district, she assisted in a successful bond election, supported staff and students to achieve a Texas Education Agency “A” rating, and initiated a teacher-developed curriculum.
Before joining Liberty Hill ISD, Dr. Hicks served the Round Rock community as an assistant principal and principal in Round Rock ISD. As principal, the University of Texas recognized her as Mentor of the Year, and her school was recognized as a “Best Public School” in Texas Monthly and a “Top 3” Central Texas Public School.
A native Texan, Dr. Toni Hicks earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University. She began her educational career in El Paso ISD as an English as a Second Language teacher and later as a middle school teacher in Leander ISD. While working as a full-time teacher, she completed a Master of Education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
With over 25 years of experience in education, Dr. Hicks is a successful leader who is passionate about student and adult learning, collaborative environments, and continuous improvement. She has served on the Texas Teacher Mentoring Committee, which reported to the Texas Legislature, emphasizing the importance of mentoring processes to support and retain teachers. In addition, she is a member of the Future-Ready Superintendent Leadership Network, which promotes creating and sustaining student-centered schools.
Dr. Hicks earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin.