Ms. Jasmine Hicks
A Legacy of Excellence
Ms. Hicks is part of a family legacy who has striven for excellence against difficult odds. Growing up in Memphis, her mother fought through many educational barriers in order to share her love of reading with Jasmine. Inspired by her mother, Ms. Hicks understands the importance of quality public education as the means to rise above one’s circumstances.
a dedicated leader
A native Memphian with 7 years of combined classroom and leadership experience in the traditional public and charter school sector, Ms. Hicks has leveraged her professional life to help others succeed. She received a BA in Foreign Literature and Languages with a concentration in Spanish from the University of Memphis and began her teaching career as a Memphis Teaching Fellow. After joining the Grizzlies Prep staff as a teacher during the founding years, she received her MA in Curriculum and Instruction and served on the Grizzlies Prep leadership team as an Instructional Coach before becoming Head of School.
Get to know Ms. Hicks!
What did you enjoy most about growing up in Memphis?
I have enjoyed growing up in a place with such rich history and culture. The inherent grit and close-knit sense of community has been really important for me.
I love the book The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.
Why did you decide to become a public school leader?
I want to impact the lives of children who share similar experiences and a similar upbringing as myself. I am driven to see people reach their highest potential and hit goals they did not think achievable.
Favorite restaurants in Memphis?
Tough question…The Four Way, HM Dessert Lounge, Hopdoddy.
What do you desire most for the young men at Grizzlies Prep?
I have a strong desire for them to reach their potential, persevere and shatter expectations.