New Executive Director

Dear Families of The Day School at HP Pres,


The Board of Directors of The Day School is proud to announce the new Executive Director of The Day School, Ashley Hickey.

Ashley has taught PreK 3 at the Day School for the past three years, where she also served as the Team Lead. Ashley is highly regarded by her peers and has made major contributions in that grade level.

Prior to her work at The Day School, she served as a Child Life Specialist at Scottish Rite, an Early Intervention Specialist with ECI and ran the Special Needs Sunday School program at HPUMC. In addition to running the Sunday School program for people with Special Needs, she also created the curriculum that has been sought out by other churches.

Ashley was born and raised in Kansas and attended University of Kansas where she studied child development in depth. She and her husband of 15 years, Kyle, moved to Dallas right after graduation. Their 12-year-old daughter, Molly, is starting junior high this year and is in competitive cheer-leading. When Ashley is not at work, you can find her driving her daughter to Cheer Athletics. On the rare night off from carpool she loves to spend time with her family, read, cook and sew. Ashley and her family are active volunteers and Members at HPUMC.

A few of Ashley’s favorite things about the Day School are how special the families are, how dedicated and loving the teachers are, Chapel, the focus on the whole child, the involvement of the families, and the importance of playing a part in this formative time in a child’s life.

The Board would also like to express its deep appreciation to Janel Perez and her dedicated leadership as the Interim Director of The Day School during our search process. Janel will remain in an active role of support and leadership working with Ashley. It is the continued desire of the Board that Ashley receive the greatest amount of support and guidance possible. And that this new chapter in the ministry and mission of The Day School flourishes for the staff, families and most importantly the children.

The Day School at HP Pres Board of Directors

Charles Davis, Moderator