Tom Hicks – Director


Tom comes to Wildflower after 13 years as the Director of Walden Green Montessori School in Spring Lake, Michigan.  As director of Walden Green, Tom took the school from a small private school with 28 students to a public charter school with over 200 students.   Additionally, he oversaw the design and building of a new green-built facility.  After leaving Walden Green, Tom spent six months traveling through India, Nepal and the Middle East where he learned more about educational systems in other parts of the world.

Tom excels at creating a cohesive and enthusiastic team.  He strongly values the expertise and experience of teachers, parents and students and works to create a school environment in which all can thrive.  Tom is both very creative as well as pragmatic.  He brings strong administrative and budgetary skills as well as a great love of education and creative thinking.  He is extremely good at finding resources and developing innovative solutions to challenges that arise.

Tom is excited about the prospect of building a school from the ground up and looks forward to all the work yet to come.