Sutton Elementary School Principal, Beatrice Akala
Beatrice Akala has been selected as principal of Sutton Elementary School July 2019. She began her career in Education as an English teacher in Kenya before moving to the United States. In the U.S., she started her career as a prekindergarten through fourth-grade teacher in private school. For the last fourteen years, she has served at HISD in various capacities, including as an ESL teacher at Sam Houston High School, teacher development specialist, assistant principal, and dean of instruction at Wisdom High School. As a member of the instructional leadership team at Wisdom, the school earned four distinctions in ELA, math, science and social studies. She holds a bachelor’s in Education from Moi University Kenya, a master’s degree in Education from the University of Houston, a master’s in Human Resource Management from Walden University. She is also currently working on a doctorate’s in Education at North Central University.
Vision - Our vision is for our students to be inspired life-long learners who can engage in opportunities of choice that positively impact their community and the world.
Mission - Our mission is to foster creative minds daily through technology, the arts, and collaboration among students, teachers, and parents. Our community develops students’ intellectual and moral wellbeing by promoting a diverse, inclusive learning environment.
Beliefs - We believe the mission can be best achieved by its:
Commitment to providing exceptional, educational experiences to all students.
Collaboration among teachers and parents who are equal partners in their children’s educational endeavors.