David Hicks, head of school for Ranchview High in Carrollton-Farmers Branch, has been named executive director for secondary academic programs. Mr. Hicks, 45, has been an educator for 24 years.
He has been head of school at Ranchview High, an IB schools since 2006. He also was a principal at Ted Polk Middle School for seven years in C-FB. In the Grapevine-Colleyville school district, he was principal at Colleyville Middle for three years and assistant principal at Glenhope Elementary for one year.
He received his bachelor's from University of Dallas and his master's from University of North Texas, where he is working on his doctorate.
Vicki Sargent, director of school leadership and executive director of the Denton Public School Foundation, has been named executive director for elementary academic programs. Mrs. Sargent, 53, has been an educator for 31 years.
She also has served as the executive director of DPSF since 2002. From 1999 to 2009, she was an international consultant for Scholastic Education. For nine years, she was principal at Hodge Elementary.
Mrs. Sargent also was an assistant principal for Hodge and Newton Rayzor Elementary schools. She taught at Wilson Elementary School, Keller Elementary School and China Spring High School.
She received her bachelor's degree from Baylor University and her master's from the University of North Texas, where she has also done post-graduate work.
Barry Fox named director of instructional technology
Barry Fox, assistant principal at Byron Nelson High in Northwest ISD, has been named director of instructional technology. Mr. Fox, 34, helped open Byron Nelson High.
For two years, he served as the principal of Northwest ISD's summer school programs.
Prior to joining the Northwest ISD staff, he was an assistant principal at Long Middle in Carrollton-Farmers Branch. He also served as an assistant choir director for Ector County ISD in Odessa and choir director at Barbara Bush Middle in C-FB ISD for two years.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Abilene Christian University. He received his educational administration certificate from UNT and is working on his doctorate at NOVA Southeastern University in Florida.
Beth Kelly, assistant principal at The Legends Academy in Denton, has been named principal for Fred Moore High School. Ms. Kelly, 44, served as assistant principal at Guyer High from 2006 to 2009 when she was promoted to associate principal for Northwest High School in Justin. She has been at The Legends Academy since 2010.
Ms. Kelly also served as Guyer High's English Department Chair when the school opened in 2005 through 2009. She also has been at English teacher at Creekview High in Carrollton and an English teacher in Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, La.
She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Louisiana and her master's from Texas Woman's University.