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Lyle Lackey, DHS Principal and Katie Hicks, DHS Science Teacher and Jack Harvey Award Winner

Decatur High School science teacher, Katie Hicks, was honored today by Weatherford College at the Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration.  The Harvey Academy honors exemplary teachers in the memory of Professor Emeritus Jack Harvey.

Lyle Lackey, DHS Principal has the following to say regrading Katie Hicks.  "Mrs. Hicks is a teacher that exemplifies all the qualities of excellence in education.  She is an expert in the synthesis and application of standards and alignment, data and assessment, knowledge of her students, and always has engaging student activities based on real world topics.  Moreover, Mrs. Hicks is loved by her students as she connects well with them and their parents while building a fantastic classroom culture.  She is more than a classroom teacher that consistently exceeds expectations.  Mrs. Hicks serves on campus and district committees as well as being an active member in the community.  Mrs. Katie Hicks brings great credit upon herself, Decatur High School, and the Educational Field."

This is the 28th celebration of the Jack Harvey Awards.  Each year teachers from across the region are honored at this ceremony.  Decatur ISD is proud to be represented by Mrs. Hicks. Superintendent of Decatur ISD, Dr. Chad Jones, expressed his sincere appreciation for Katie's dedication and commitment to our students.  "Decatur ISD is a great place to learn and that is because of staff like Katie Hicks.  Katie is always looking for ways to make her classes interactive and meaningful for students.  I am honored to work alongside her."