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Ms. LaToya Patterson

Hirsch Hawks Family!

 

I am excited to serve as the newly appointed principal of Hirsch Elementary School.  While this may be my first year as the principal, it isn’t my first year as a Hirsch Hawk.  I was once a student here, and it is an extreme privilege and honor to return and serve the community I grew up in. 

This will be my 17th year in public education and my 15th year in Spring ISD.  Prior to Hirsch, I taught high school math, 5th grade math and science, elementary art, and served as an assistant principal at Anderson Elementary. 

While away from school, I find joy in spending time with my husband and high school sweetheart, Joseph Patterson, and our three children, Joey, Jada and Jasmyn---oh, and our dog, Charlie.

At Hirsch Elementary, we are committed to growing future leaders who are life-long learners, critical thinkers and responsible global citizens.  I believe that education has the transformative power to not only uplift students, but also families and communities.  When we work together the possibilities of what our children can become and accomplish become endless. 

Our theme for the year, Learning to Fly, comes from the book The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson.  This story is a powerful testament to the power of your mind to uplift you and to give you the strength to persevere.  I’m excited to see our hawks take to the sky and soar in 2022-2023. 

Assistant Principal

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Na'Carol Dixon Hall

Hello Hirsch Hawks! It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I begin my fifth year as an Assistant Principal and second year with the Hirsch Hawks family. With 13 years of experience in education, I firmly believe in a strong home-to-school connection. By building and maintaining a partnership with students, parents, teachers, and community members, we can make sure every child’s academic, social, and emotional needs are met.

Prior to coming to Hirsch, I was the assistant principal at Cooper Elementary School. I have also taught at Clark Primary and Beneke. In addition, I served as a Literacy Coach at Thompson Elementary before working at the central office as a Curriculum Specialist.

My time away from work is spent enjoying my husband, daughter Harley, nephew Maddox, family, and friends. I am looking forward to an amazing school year where all students and staff will experience success. Let’s make this a great school year and win as a team!

Counselor

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Melissa Fuentes

Hirsh Hawks family, Hello!
I am Ms. Melissa Fuentes, the new counselor for Hirsch Elementary. Although I am a Houston native, I have resided in Spring, Texas for twenty years now. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with specializations in reading and history from University of Houston graduating Cum Laude. Go Coogs! I am a first  generation college graduate from my family which makes me very proud. I also earned my Masters of Education degree in Administration from Sam Houston State University. Go Bearkats. I have been serving students and families in education for 22 years now. I have both elementary and middle school experience within those
years of service. I have served as a middle school teacher and an elementary school teacher. I have also been an administrator of a Fine Arts Magnet School Program.
When I am not working, I love to read, listen to music, and be the best fur momma to my cats that I can be. I also enjoy spending time at the beach or a lake with family and friends.
As your school counselor, my goal is to help your child reach their maximum potential by providing him/her with self regulating social and emotional tools that help him/her develop resilience and the capacity to utilize this knowledge in their daily life. We develop our character muscle by overcoming challenges and obstacles. I want your child to know that they are greater than any obstacle that crosses their path. Why? Because they are a Hirsch Hawk through and through. They already have their wings, now it is their time to soar to new heights!