Degrees and Certifications:

BS- General Studies-Grantham University MA- History- American Military University Principal Certification EC-12 Social Studies Composite 7-12 Generalists 4-8

Mr. Frederick L. Nickens IV

Hello my name is Frederick L. Nickens IV and I am pleased to be teaching both Honors and U.S. History this year at Hays Middle School.

I was born and raised in New York City, later proudly serving in the United States Army for 23 years as an Armor First Sergeant, retiring in 2012. This is my 7th year teaching at the K-12 level where I have taught 4th grade Math, 8th U.S. History, Gifted and Talented, World History and Sociology. This will be my 2nd year in Prosper ISD, I have also taught three years at the collegiate level. I am happily married to my lovely wife Tarnesha who is also retired from the U.S. Army. I have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

I earned my bachelor’s degree from Grantham University in General Studies and my Master’s degree in History from American Military University. I am state certified as Generalists 4-8, Social Studies Composite 7-12 and Principal EC-12. I am also blessed to have had the opportunity to be a Co-Author of a book for my fraternity in titled “The History of Alpha Phi Alpha: Origins of the Eastern Region.”

I am looking forward to great and productive year "Go Hawks"