Zonya Hicks is the principal of Achievement First Brownsville Elementary School. Ms. Hicks joined AF Brownsville after starting her career at KIPP TEAM in New Jersey, where she was a founding teacher and then Dean of Students for eight years. She also served as Dean of Students at Success Academies. Before entering education Ms. Hicks graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the City University of New York – Brooklyn College, and a master’s degree in elementary education and teaching from Long Island University – Brooklyn. Since joining AF Brownsville, her exceptionally strong people leadership skills have shined through – she was recently recognized as one of the country’s strongest real-time coaches by our partners at CT3.
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