Angela RicksPrincipalI love education, and I feel blessed to come to work each and every day. All children inspire me and I look forward to guiding their steps into the future. As the Principal of Bettye Myers Middle School, I will partner with the community and parents to educate and equip EVERY student with the ability to reach their greatest academic potential. I will develop a campus culture that embraces academic rigor and character development, as well as builds positive relationships that will allow students to grow socially and emotionally.
I received my Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Early Childhood Development from the University of North Texas. I also received my Master of Education Degree from the University of North Texas. In the midst of my educational journey, I also pursued an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from North Central Texas College. I spent 7 years as a Pediatric Registered Nurse prior to joining with Denton ISD.I began teaching at the secondary level at Billy Ryan High School in the CTE Department as a Health Science Technology Education teacher in 1997.In 2002, I began my administrative career as an Assistant Principal at Billy Ryan High School and remained there for 8 years. While I was named the building principal of Bettye Myers Middle School in April of 2009, budgetary delays allowed me to continue learning and growing in my role as Associate Principal for 2 additional years. Finally, I began assuming the role of building principal for Bettye Myers Middle School in January of 2012.I married my college sweetheart in 1988. He is currently a Manager at Peterbilt Motors in Denton. I have 3 grown children: LaShawn is a graduate of UNT and currently teaching 6th grade Math in Lake Dallas ISD. Tasha is a graduate of Oklahoma University where she double-majored in Marketing and Human Resource Management, she is currently pursuing her Masters degree in of all places UT-Dallas. She is working as a manager for PepsiCo. Roger II is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where he majored in Business Management. He is in sales with FedEx. In addition, the most recent joys added to our lives are 2 twin grandbabies!!I enjoy worshiping, reading, scrapbooking, and shopping!!! I enjoy sports at all levels and being a former college athlete, I am very competitive and will strive to be the best in all that I do. Consider my door always open. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any reason, good, bad or otherwise.