Degrees and Certifications:
Early Childhood-4th grade generalist, English as a Second Language
Mrs. Justine Crick
Hello! I am Justine Crick and this is my first year teaching at Austin Parkway Elementary, I will be teaching First Grade. I have been a teacher since 2005, working in Pre-k, Kindergarten, and Second Grade. I worked for six years at HISD, three years at Aldine ISD and two years at Harmony. I am certified to teach ESL where students learn English skills to fully integrate into the school, function socially, and become competitive with their peers. My teaching philosophy is that a classroom should meet the diverse needs of all students and be a safe, caring community where children are encouraged to blossom and grow beyond their imagination. Engaging them in activities that encourage critical thinking and develop skills that they will continue to build on in their future.
I am a native Houstonian and graduated from HSPVA. One of my great passions is music. I graduated in 2002 from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s in Music. As influenced by several generations of teachers in my family, I pursued a teaching certificate. Teaching children and watching them grow has been so rewarding! I love to see their animated faces when they reach their goals.
I am married and have one lovely daughter that will be attending fourth grade here at APE. Go Sailors! We enjoy outdoor activities where we can experience the oneness of nature with activities such as camping, swimming, and hiking. I have been a den leader for Cub Scouts since my daughter joined in 2018 when girls were first accepted into the organization. As dirty as her hands get while she chases lizards, she still claims that glitter is her favorite color!
This school year poses us with new challenges, we are in this together. I am excited about getting to know all of you and look forward to seeing you. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.