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School announces new Lawler Principal

Grayson County Schools has announced that Las Vegas native Alicia Brooks will take the helm as Lawler Elementary School Principal in the coming school year.Brooks fills the position vacated by former principal Brad Vincent, who, according to Superintendent Doug Robinson, wished to return to the classroom.
Brooks began her teaching and administrative career in Las Vegas, where she served as a teacher for nine years and as an elementary school assistant principal for a year and a half.

She and her husband, James, had talked for years about relocating, and looked at many areas before finally settling on Kentucky. They visited Kentucky in the summer 2013 and “fell in love with it,” Alicia Brooks said, making their official move to Hardin County the following April. In Hardin County, Alicia Brooks served as Assistant Principal of North Park Elementary, a preschool-kindergarten school with 700 students. The couple had already purchased a home and mini farm in Clarkson before hearing about the Lawler opening, and moved in just four days before learning of her selection to lead the school.

“I’m excited. Lawler has done a lot to establish success,” said Alicia Brooks, adding that, as a first-year principal not only in a new school, but in a new town, she will focus on “getting in and learning. I will make sure that I am visible and that I listen.”

“I can’t wait to support Lawler Elementary and continue the school’s accomplishments,’ she went on to say. “I have been working hard for this moment and am so grateful to become part of a remarkable team. It is not a responsibility that I enter into lightly.”

Alicia Brooks, a self-described hard worker and person of action, wants teachers, students, and parents alike to know “that they can come to me and that I’m a person they can trust. I’m a person who’s going to follow through. I won’t know everything, but I will sure work hard to find the answers.”

She also understands that being a leader requires many skills.

“It takes organization, flexibility, and communication,” she said. “It takes knowledge, skills, and vision. But, most of all, it takes a strong desire to make a difference.”

Alicia Brooks’ educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada Las Vegas; as well as a Master’s of Science in Elementary Education, and Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

Her husband, James, is a retired plumber and pipe-fitter, soon to be a cattleman and farmer. Her son, Jesse, 25, is a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan and is currently a student at the University of Louisville. Her daughter, Sydney, 22, is an instructional assistant with Hardin County Schools.

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