August 1, 2023
Greetings Stevenson’s stakeholders,
I am so excited to introduce myself as the principal of one of the four United Way for Southeastern Michigan Community Schools, Stevenson Elementary School and to welcome you and your son or daughter. Over the past 28 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.
My greatest achievement comes not professionally, but personal, as I am the mother of two beautiful children: Dorian (21) and Destiny (18). People often say I treat all children in my school as if they were my own. Please know I will work tirelessly to ensure 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 2023-2024 school year at Stevenson Elementary where students are learning with purpose and passion!
Please plan to join us for a “Back to School Town Hall Meeting and Ice Cream Social” on Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Returning families please arrive at 1:30 pm. We look forward to showcasing our new school based clinic, “Family Health Center” which will be open to the surrounding community in September 2023. More information is forthcoming.
Again, I look forward to supporting and partnering with each of you. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email, here.
Mrs. Tonya Hickman, Ed. S.
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