I graduated from Hempstead High School in 1997.
I majored in Agriculture Business at Sam Houston State University in 2002
I completed my Masters in Education Administration in December 2018.
I am a certified Early Childhood – Sixth Grade (all content), Fourth – Eight (math), and Principal.
I am very humbled and honored to introduce myself, Keri Houston, as the new principal of Hempstead Early Childhood Center and join this excellent school community. I can assure you that I share this school community's dedication to caring for our students every day while providing them with a meaningful learning environment.
The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 13th year in education. For the past year, I have been teaching 1st grade at Hempstead Elementary. Before that, I taught kindergarten and 7th-grade math in Royal ISD, where I served in many leadership roles. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Business from Sam Houston and a Master of Educational Leadership from Lamar University.
I arrive at HECC as a lifelong Bobcat. I attended and graduated from Hempstead in 1997. I am also the parent of two children who attend Hempstead Middle School. I serve on the Hempstead Little League Board.
I firmly believe that every child can excel and that the cooperation between home and school builds trust and self-esteem in students. So our students can use their highest potential to shape their future, consequently, the future of our community and our nation. With my goal of advancing the culture of excellence here at HECC, I am devoted to continually exploring new ideas to meet all students' needs and to interact with parents and community members more efficiently. We will be meeting as the staff and with parents and students throughout the year to identify specific goals in student achievement, school climate, and parent communication.
To conclude, please remember that my door is always open to you. I sincerely welcome your conversation and input during this year. Let us keep our students the primary focus of our work. I can't wait to celebrate our collective successes during the 2020-2021 school year.
Keri Houston, M.Ed.
Principal Hempstead Early Childhood Center