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Mrs. Jan Hicks


My name is Jan Hicks and being the principal at Starside is truly a dream come true for me! I consider the De Soto District my home and Starside has always had my heart.  I have been in education since 1998 where I started my education career right here at Starside.  Since then, I have taught at the primary and intermediate levels, was a Reading Specialist for several years and most recently was Starside’s School Improvement Specialist.  So, when the principal position opened at Starside in May of 2021, I jumped at the opportunity to become the next Starside leader. 

 I am proud to be part of a high functioning, tight knit Starside family filled with talented teachers and amazing students eager to learn.  We strive to provide a quality, educational learning environment where all students can reach their maximum potential.  During my time at Starside, I have watched the building grow and celebrated its many accomplishments along the way.  My goal is to continue the rich traditions already in place and watch the Starside community thrive for years to come.  It is a privilege to partner with you through your child’s elementary school years.  I want to personally welcome each and every one of you to Starside.  It’s a special place to be!  Go Comets!