a message from our principal

Dear Stevenson Elementary School Stakeholders,

My name is Tonya Hickman and I am so excited to introduce myself as the principal of Stevenson Elementary School and to welcome you and your son or daughter. Over the past 25 years, I have worked in elementary, K-8, high school and the district’s Post-Secondary Program, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate.  I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.

Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at Stevenson Elementary School.  My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy and safe, so they may learn as much as they can. This has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching in Detroit Public Schools.

My greatest achievement comes not professionally, but personally, as I am the mother of two beautiful children: Dorian (19) and Destiny (15). People often say I treat all children in my school as if they were my own. Please know I will work tirelessly to ensure to your children have the best possible experiences while at Stevenson Elementary School.

In closing, when we ALL work together as a learning community and do things with our students' best interest as the focus, we will be a GREAT school! If I can ever be of assistance, please call or email me! It is through being a collaborative learning community with consistent, honest, and open communication that I can best serve our students. Thanks for the opportunity to serve our GREAT community as we welcome each of you to the 2020-2021 school year at Stevenson Elementary where students are learning with purpose and passion!

Please plan to join Ms. Eubanks and me for a “back to school town hall meeting” on Monday, August 31, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. The link to this meeting is forthcoming.

Again, I look forward to supporting each of you as we navigate this virtual space during these tough times (Covid-19) in our history. If your son or daughter need access to technology, please contact me as soon as possible at

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Tonya Hickman, Ed.S.


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