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Principal's Message
Hello, Lawler Lions! My name is Alicia Brooks. I am excited and honored to serve as your principal! I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I also attended Nova Southeastern University, where I earned a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. I started teaching in 2003. From 2003-2012, I taught first, second, and third grade. In 2012, I was selected to serve as an elementary Assistant Principal and have served in that position for the past 4 1/2 years. I have been blessed to call Kentucky my home now for 3 years and am honored to be a member of the Lawler community. As your Principal, I aspire to exemplify excellence and promote positive standards to enhance the education of all students. I look forward to working with you to make this a positive and rewarding school year.

The mission of Lawler Elementary School is “Lead every day using the eight habits. Anything is possible when we do what is right.” In the most recent release of state testing data, Lawler earned Distinguished honors and was also named a School of Distinction, ranking it in the 95th percentile in the state. Lawler was also named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by Franklin Covey Co., the culmination of a five-year process focusing on leadership, culture and academics. We are very proud of these accomplishments and will continue to maintain high expectations for your growth and achievement, along with providing opportunities for you to excel based on your individual skills and talents. Together we will learn and grow!

I truly believe that learning is greatest when home and school work collaboratively. We look forward to developing and strengthening home-school partnerships and encourage families to become involved in our school activities, including volunteering at the school, becoming part of our PTO program, or attending Parent Advisory Council meetings. Please know that my door is always open to you. I am available to assist you and your child throughout the year. Look for our monthly newsletter, check out our website, and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on school events. It is our goal to provide a safe, efficient, and fun learning environment. If you ever have any questions and/or concerns about anything, please feel free to contact the school.

We hope you will join us on Thursday, August 3rd for our Back to School Night! Kindergarten will attend at 5:00 p.m. Grades 1-5 will attend at 6:00 p.m. School will start on Tuesday, August 8th. Preschool starts on Tuesday, August 15th. I can't wait to meet you!

Lawler Welcomes New Third Grade Teacher
Lawler is excited to welcome a new teacher to our third grade team! Samantha McGrew is from Edmonson County and has taught 2nd and 6th grade, along with serving as an intervention specialist. She is a graduate of WKU and has a Masters in Education from the University of the Cumberlands, specializing in reading and writing. Mrs. McGrew is excited to join Lawler's Pride and "motivate students using various methods, convey strong content knowledge, craft instructional activities to best fit the needs of the students, and accommodate for all students’ individual differences."
2017-18 Class Lists Posted
Class lists for the 17-18 school year have been posted. Feel free to come and look on the front doors of the school. If you have any questions or concerns, Please contact Mrs. Alicia Brooks at: 259-9322 school office or [email protected]
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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