High School Administration
Dr. Cassandra Hazel, Principal
As High School Principal, I am dedicated to facilitating a team-centered atmosphere that encourages excellence in all academic areas. High school is a crucial turning point for students and it is our goal to encourage and empower ASK students towards academic greatness and prepare them for post secondary education. Being a part of the ASK community has given me the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of teachers, administration and staff who share the common goal of increasing student development and academic achievement. My educational background and personal experiences have helped shape my philosophy of education. It is my belief that all students are capable of learning at their highest level possible. Here at ASK we will continue to be a committed and focused educational team that provides all of our students with the skills needed to successfully achieve their academic goals and create lifelong learners in the process.
Dr. Cassandra Hazel obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Doctorate degree in Psychology. Dr. Hazel has also obtained post graduate certification in Educational Leadership & Administration and has over ten years experience working in both secondary and post-secondary education.
Monique Livsey, Assistant Principal
I am delighted to be continuing as a member of the ASK team this year and to be working with such a motivated and passionate group of students and educators. I feel privileged to be a part of a community dedicated to a culture of learning that takes place both in and out of the classroom. Whether it be in joining AP classes, art programs, or after school athletics, I will do my part to help your child grow within our community. As Assistant Principal, I will embrace the enthusiasm that exudes from our students, parents, and teachers and use this energy to put a critical eye on our methods, reexamine our choices, and find ways to improve upon them. I am committed to working together, building and strengthening relationships, setting high expectations for students, teachers, and especially, myself, to foster a community that is collaborative, compassionate, and forever striving to meet any challenge. Let’s have an amazing year!
Monique Livsey is from Atlanta, Georgia and has 21 years of experience in education. She has been a part of the ASK community for the past 18 years taking on roles and responsibilities of teacher, parent, and administrator. She taught Mathematics at the American School of Kuwait for 6 years, at the American University of Kuwait for 10 years, and is back at ASK for her second year as an Assistant Principal. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Math Education at Vanderbilt University and later earned a Masters of Architecture Degree from GA Tech University. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, learn about new cultures, and travel.
Nathan Walker, Assistant Principal
I am excited to be joining the administrative team this year at ASK in the high school and having the opportunity to work closely with our teachers, students, and parents in the pursuit of our mission. I have always been passionate about teaching and learning, and I’m looking forward to doing all I can to help our students succeed at ASK. Through my work as Assistant Principal, I will rely on our relationships within and beyond the campus walls to promote student learning and wellbeing. I believe that the emotional and intellectual needs of our students are equally important, and that we as educators have a mandate to address both of these needs in our school. I stand firmly behind ASK’s commitment to the development of compassionate, life-long learners.
Mr. Walker is from Seattle, Washington, and has 12 years of experience in education. He came to the ASK high school as a member of the English department in 2013. Before that, he taught in South Korea and the United States. Mr. Walker earned his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Washington and his Master’s of Education from Washington State University. He completed his Educational Leadership training at the University of New England. In his spare time, Mr. Walker enjoys games, music, art, travel, and family.
Lena Hakim, College Counselor
Welcome to a new and exciting school year at ASK! I am thrilled to be working with our juniors and seniors this year and I hope I will be able to offer them as much assistance and guidance as possible in their journey to college. My door is always open to parents and students alike and I am happy to try and answer all your questions, making college preparation and the college application process stress-free.
Lena Hakim has been at ASK since 2005 and joined the Counseling department in January 2013 as the College and Guidance Counselor. Lena graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and International Relations. She has recently completed her Certificate in General Counseling and has currently completed her Diploma in Youth Counseling. In her spare time, Lena enjoys reading, travelling as well as spending time with family and friends.
Lindsay Parkinson, Guidance Counselor
As I transition to the high school this year, I am fortunate to be joining many former students, but also to be meeting those I didn’t have the opportunity to teach! I look forward to serving our school community in my new role, with a continued emphasis on student encouragement and positive relationships between faculty, students, and their families. I am eager to assist and advocate for students as they navigate their freshman and sophomore year at ASK. Let’s do this!
Lindsay Parkinson is from Ontario, Canada and has been a proud member of the Falcon Family for four years. After 10 years of teaching science at both the middle school and high school levels, she is excited to continue her journey in education as a member of the Counseling Department at ASK. She has a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and is on the pathway to becoming a Guidance and Career Education Specialist. In her free time, she loves crafting, baking, and playing with her two daughters.