About our Principal and Assistant Principal

  • Walker Chris Walker, Principal
    Phone: 281-368-2120  

    Thank you for your interest in Ashford Elementary and welcome to our website. Whether you are a member of our school community or exploring our website for the first time, I hope you find the website informative. Our goal at Ashford is to teach our students to value safety, family, community, and self-development through academic instruction and social development. We believe in the importance of working together side-by-side with parents and community members to ensure we as a school provide the best care and ensure our students are taught at a high level.  


    We encourage you to email or call us if you would like to learn more about Ashford Elementary. Visiting our campus and meeting our wonderful teachers, students, and the staff is a great way to learn more about us.


    Mrs. Hawkins  Tara Hawkins, Assistant Principal


    Tara Segars Hawkins is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been an educator for 13 years serving in various roles. She began her career in education with HISD as a 2006 Teach for America corps member teaching 3rd grade math and science at Wesley Elementary then Milne Elementary. She transitioned to Neff Elementary where she taught 4th grade math and science and served as science lead teacher supporting 5th grade science. Starting in 2013, Hawkins served as the leader of Neff's math and science departments in the positions of Teacher Specialist then Dean of Instruction. She then desired to support a larger scale of teachers and students, therefore, Hawkins began math and science consulting with Vontoure Learning, LLC. She is most recently back to HISD serving as the Assistant Principal at Ashford Elementary. Hawkins earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University, Masters of Arts degree in Teaching from University of Houston- Downtown, and her Texas Principal Certification from Region 4.