Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year Felicia Limbrick said a natural ability to build positive relationships with people was one of the reasons she wanted to be a school administrator.
Limbrick champions equity and PD in her district
July 12, 2021
Name: Felicia Limbrick Award: Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year Title: Assistant Principal, Monrovia High School, Monrovia Unified School District ACSA highlights: Member since 1999
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Felicia Limbrick is a leader when it comes to equity and diversity at Monrovia Unified School District. She has spearheaded a number of professional development events with district leadership, focusing on both small group processes and bias.
Limbrick has extended her equity work to the math department and the Dual Immersion Program at Monrovia High School. She developed a strong Professional Learning Community specialized in math achievement and worked to develop common assessments. She also helps to ensure correct placement within the Dual Immersion Program so that students can continue their language learning.
Sue Kaiser, assistant superintendent of educational services at Monrovia Unified School District, said Limbrick has quickly become one of the most valuable members of the district team.
“She infused herself into the culture and has developed an obvious appreciation for the context where she works,” Kaiser said. “She cares deeply, both professionally and personally, for the students and families that are served by the school and the larger context of education for all.”
What’s your favorite book or quote on leadership? “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. Favorite quote: “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” — Kobe Bryant
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Make your decisions based on the best interest of students.
What’s your best strategy for work/life balance? Be 100 percent present (mind, body, and spirit) while at work and while at home.
What are some life hacks that you would recommend for a new administrator? Try not to take work home; make sure you take time for yourself.
What would people be surprised to learn about you? I am in the process of researching information for a book I want to write to help young people understand the historical journey of African Americans from slavery to 2021.
What made you want to become a school administrator? I’ve always been passionate about working with students and I found that I had a natural ability to build positive relationships with just about everyone I come in contact with.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome to get where you are? Downplaying my African American heritage to fit in and be accepted.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Winning the Co-Administrator of the Year Award. I’m beyond honored to be recognized by my peers for doing the work that I love.
How has ACSA supported you in your career/current position? Professional development, great articles and celebrating administrators.
What has the impact of the COVID-19 worldwide health crisis taught you? The pandemic has reminded me of the need to be flexible and to be mindful of the stress isolation can cause (with) mental health issues.
2021 Secondary Co-administrator of the Year Felicia Limbrick.
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