Mrs. Hickman has 30 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She received her undergraduate degree and Masters of Science in Speech Pathology from Texas Christian University. She is certified in Early Childhood Education, Special Education EC-12th, and Speech Therapy EC-12th. Mrs. Hickman first began her career in education as a Speech Pathologist/ Pre K teacher for Birdville ISD. She also owned and operated a Nationally Accredited Child Care Center and Private Kindergarten for over 20 years. Mrs. Hickman loves teaching Kindergarten because the children have such a love for learning and they show such amazing growth during the school year.
Mrs. Boyd has always had a love and desire to play a significant role in the lives of children. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is certified in both Early Childhood-4th and ESL. Her education career started with teaching First grade in both the Lewisville and Arlington school districts. Mrs. Boyd was then selected as part of the original staff to open Chapel Hill Academy Charter School, where she enjoys teaching Kindergarten. Her passion is to inspire students to dream big and achieve their goals. In 2010, Mrs. Boyd was honored as "Teacher of the Year" for the 2009-2010 school year and currently serves as the Kindergarten Team Leader.
Mrs. Kathryn Simmons graduated from Baylor University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. She is certified in Generalist EC-4, Special Education EC -12th, and ESL 1st-6th. This will be her tenth year as a teacher, having taught Kindergarten, First, and Second grades. She taught 4 years in Waco ISD, where she was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year for her school for the 2005-2006 school year, and 1 year in Fort Worth ISD before coming to Chapel Hill Academy in its inaugural year. Mrs. Simmons believes that the partnership between home and school is the most important indicator of success in education, and encourages parental involvement in her classroom and throughout the school environment. She loves teaching and promotes learning through fun, structured, and organized instruction.