Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Tony O. Brooks
Dr. Brooks has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. He has been in the Hazelwood School District since 2012. He started his administrative career in 2002. He taught in the Visual Arts Department at Riverview Gardens High School eventually becoming the department chairperson his second year as a teacher. He has served in many capacities in education ranging from being a teacher to serving in a district wide administrative position supporting student services. Dr. Brooks currently teaches education courses at Harris-Stowe State University. He is a graduate of Cahokia Senior High School and has a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts Education from SIU-Edwardsville. He has a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Maryville University, a Master’s Degree in Education and Innovation from Webster University, and a Specialist Degree and Doctorate Degree in Education Administration from Lindenwood University. He is K-12 certified in teaching and education administration in three states and is also recognized as a Green Classroom Professional (Center for Green Schools). He has served as an administrator of a new charter school, elementary school, multiple middle schools, and multiple high schools. He has held educational leadership positions in Illinois and Missouri. His ability to build positive relationships with school communities has had a direct correlation to improved student achievement. Dr. Brooks has been involved on a multitude of committees impacting parent involvement, curriculum implementation, alternative education, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), dual enrollment, emergency/crisis training, and school budgeting to name a few. He has been a presenter at multiple conferences and events. He works tirelessly to place students in leadership roles in and outside of the school. He is a member of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and the St. Louis Association of Secondary Schools Principals (SASSP) and served as the Professional Development Representative for SASSP. He has a wife, Camille, a daughter, Harper, and two sons, Tony and Tres (pronounced Trey). Dr. Brooks is overwhelmed with enthusiasm in continuing serve the Hazelwood North Middle School community as the Principal.