Welcome to Travis Elementary School

  • Thomas Day

    Tom Day, Principal 
    Phone: 713-802-4790

    In my eighth year as principal at Travis Elementary, I am honored to serve in this dynamic learning community.


    My focus is on fostering an inclusive, individualized, and innovative learning environment where students are happy, engaged, and thrive academically and social-emotionally.


    I believe in empowering our amazing teachers to implement what they are passionate about — developmentally appropriate best practices that promote creativity, movement, and whole-child learning principles. And I believe in partnering and collaborating with our families — their engagement, generosity, and spirit help provide our teachers with the tools and support they need and help make Travis the unique community it is.


    I joined the Travis family after spending five years as assistant principal at HISD's Frank Black Middle School. I began my career in HISD teaching first and third grades at Lockhart Elementary for six years.


    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 12-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.