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Meet the Principal

Principal Morgan Hicks with Highgate Mascot

I am thrilled to serve as Highgate's Principal. This is my 20th year in the district in which I have taught in elementary and junior high, held leadership positions as an academic coach and assistant principal before becoming a principal. Even with these amazing experiences, I will always be a teacher at heart. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from CSUB, a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction, and a Masters in Education Administration from CSUB. I am blessed to be the mother of an awesome boy.

The teachers and the administrative team hold the highest standards for all students at Highgate. High expectations for student respect, responsibility, and integrity help create a positive learning environment where all students feel enthusiastic about their school experiences. It is my goal that each child will reach his/her greatest potential both academically and behaviorally, along with being fully prepared for success as they continue their education.

The collaboration with the staff, students, families, and community members at Highgate creates a culture that promotes the philosophy of life-long learning. It is my belief that this is the type of culture where all members of our school community can thrive.

My core values for Highgate are:

πŸ’—Ensure all students are learning: High expectations, with strong targeted instruction to meet all students’ needs

πŸ’— Build a collaborative culture: All teachers and staff work together and own the results

πŸ’— Focus on Results: Data drives all decisions

It is my privilege to lead Highgate Elementary and the many talented teachers and students here! AsΒ a member of your school community, I am excited to support your families in preparing our students at Highgate for success. My office door is always open. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.



Morgan Hicks