Amber Hawk Named LCM High School Principal

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Amber Hawk, the current principal of Little Cypress Elementary, has been named the new principal of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School for the 2024-25 school year.

Mrs. Hawk, originally from Buna, is married to Scott Hawk, Executive Pastor at Praise Church in Beaumont. The Hawks have seven adopted children, three of whom attend LCMHS.

Mrs. Hawk attended Sam Houston State University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Communication. She received her Master of Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2019 and completed her Superintendent Certification at Lamar University this year. She started her teaching career in Orange County as a Spanish teacher at Orangefield High School in 2008. With more than 13 years in education, she has served as a Spanish and ESL teacher, ESL and 504 Coordinator, high school Assistant Principal, and middle school Principal before serving as the Little Cypress Elementary Principal for the past three years.

Mrs. Hawk was recognized as Educator of the Year in 2018, selected to the Southeast Texas 40 Under 40 in 2022, and a Charles Butt Foundation Harvard Excellence in Education grant recipient in 2023. She is a member of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.

While two of the Hawk children have already graduated from college, with three of her own children at LCMHS and two others at Beaumont Early College High School, Mrs. Hawk says she will be living the high school life both at home and at work.

“I loved my time as a high school teacher and assistant principal, and this will be a fun season for me and my family,” said Hawk. “There’s so much that goes into high school! Academics, athletics, extra-curriculars, and college and career preparation are all part of it, and there’s so much more. The work we do with high school students matters, both now and in the future, and I’m excited for the chance to be part of that work at LCMHS.”

Mrs. Hawk expressed gratitude at having the opportunities she’s had throughout her career, but said it’s important that she not forget what it was like to be a student, teacher, assistant principal, and lead accordingly.

“I’m a lifelong learner, and I will be learning as much or more as others as I transition from LCE to LCMHS,” Hawk said. “I want to serve our students, faculty, and community well, and I’m looking forward to coming alongside all the great work already happening at LCMHS.”

While Mrs. Hawk is beginning to pick up some of the planning pieces for LCMHS for the next school year, she will remain the LCE Principal for the rest of this school year and officially move over as LCMHS Principal this summer.

“LCMHS has a lot of deep traditions, and I’m grateful for this opportunity to be part of such an amazing campus,” Hawk said. “While I will deeply miss the relationships with staff and students at LCE, I’m excited to continue building future-ready students at LCMCISD at the high school.”

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