Welcome to Travis Elementary School

  • Thomas Day
    Tom Day, Principal 
    Phone: 713-802-4790

    In my sixth year as principal at Travis Elementary, it is an honor and privilege to serve the students and families of this tight-knit and supportive learning community. I joined the Travis family after spending five years as assistant principal at Frank Black Middle School, where we worked with neighborhood families to build a new Vanguard Magnet program and increase total enrollment by 50 percent. Before that, I spent six years teaching first and third grades at Lockhart Elementary, the last four years with a focus on gifted and talented (G/T) instruction.

    I earned my undergraduate degree in journalism from Texas A&M and a Master of Education degree in Administration from Sam Houston State University. My wife, Jennifer, is also an educator in HISD – we met at Lockhart Elementary! Our 10-year-old son is our greatest delight and always makes us smile. We enjoy camping and hiking in National Parks and reading books together. I also spend time poring over fantasy sports teams and rooting for the Houston teams and the Aggies.