Sutton Elementary

School of the Century, We are Exemplary

  • Parents, we want to know how you prefer your child to receive their education in the fall. Please fill out this survey so we can prepare our campus for your students learning experience.
    English Home Survey:
    Estimados padres, queremos saber como preferiria que su hijo (a) recibiera su instruccion durante el ciclo de otono.
    Para ello, por favor llene la siguiente encuesta:
  • HISD Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

    HISD Reconnect Safely, Return Strong

    September 8, 2020: First day of school (all students virtual)

    October 19, 2020: Face-to-face instruction begins*

    September 8, 2020 - January 29, 2021: First semester of virtual learning for students/parents who choose online instruction.

     *Parents will have the option to choose online instruction for the fall semester (through January 29) or entire school year (through June 11). *
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    Our Ancillary teachers are offering support if you need is, Office hours are below. 

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  • HISD-At-Home

Welcome to Sutton Elementary

  • Beatrice Akala

    Beatrice Akala, Principal
    Phone: 713-778-3400

    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, Mission and Beliefs

  • 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.

    • Celebration of diversity and student growth.


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