Principal’s Message – 28 Aug, 2018
Hello Kiker Comets,
My name is David Crissey and I am so very proud and excited to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. My 24 year journey as a public educator started in Rochester, New York, where I grew up and eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. After graduation I moved to Pensacola, Florida where I studied at the University of West Florida and earned my Master of Arts in Special Education. I was a special education teacher for nine years prior to moving into my administrative career. I spent two years working as a district administrator supporting school campuses by creating and managing programs for students with behavioral challenges. I subsequently moved into school-based administration and spent eight years as an elementary school administrator, four as assistant principal and four as principal. Additionally, I served as an adjunct professor at the University of West Florida for over a decade teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses. We moved to Austin three years ago and upon arrival I proudly served on the administrative team at William B. Travis Early College High School. I was announced as Kiker’s fifth principal on April 30, 2018 and I have been absolutely amazed at the warm and genuine support I have received during the past few months.
Bernice Kiker Elementary School is an exceptional school and I am humbled to serve alongside such a distinguished group of passionate students, educators, parents, and community partners. The 2017-2018 Texas Education Agency accountability ratings were recently released placing Kiker Elementary firmly in the #1 spot of all elementary schools in central Texas. Kiker Elementary is a living and breathing example of how everything is truly bigger and better in Texas.
I am here for you. If you ever need a moment with me please do not hesitate to contact the main office or simply drop me a line at [email protected]. Your children, their educational success, and their well-being and safety is of the utmost importance to me; nothing is more precious than your child and I will do everything in my power to ensure their happiness.
I am what’s right with Kiker Elementary and so are you.
Together we are Kiker.
David S. Crissey
Principal – Kiker Elementary School