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David Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund

Remembering the legacy of Dr. David Hicks

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Following his selection as Northwest ISD’s superintendent of schools in March, Dr. David Hicks routinely spoke of his excitement to join the school district and how assuming the position marked a dream fulfilled. Sadly, Dr. Hicks only had a chance to see this dream in action for several months, as he died following a medical emergency on Friday, September 9. Despite his limited time leading Northwest ISD, the community immediately felt Dr. Hicks’ kindness and earnestness from his sincerity shining through all his actions.

Those who knew Dr. David Hicks remember a man who formed meaningful relationships, always included others and believed educating children was a calling to leave a positive mark on students' lives.

With 33 years in the education profession, all in North Texas, Dr. Hicks built a legacy of compassion and educational excellence, striving to find innovative opportunities for students to learn in their own unique ways. Dr. Anne Davis-Simpson, president of the Northwest ISD Board of Trustees and a retired teacher, formed a lasting professional relationship with Dr. Hicks that spanned almost all his time as an educator. She remembers Dr. Hicks as a caring leader who truly loved the work of supporting students to reach their potential.
“Dr. Hicks’ commitment to quality instruction and teachers was a trait that lasted throughout his educational career,” she said. “He approached life and educational work with optimism and positivity to an extent unrivaled by almost anyone. He lived the district belief that kids come first, as every action he took put children at the forefront. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.”

Remembering Dr. Hicks: www.nisdtx.org/davidhicks. Thank you for honoring his legacy with a memorial donation.


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Burton at jennifer.burton@nisdtx.org.