Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Hicks

Syracuse Academy of Science high school shines a spotlight on high school Special Education teacher, Mrs. Hicks for its bi-weekly Teacher Spotlight.

Friday, June 18th, 2021—Syracuse Academy of Science virtually interviews high school Special Education teacher, Mrs. Hicks for its bi-weekly Teacher Spotlight. During our interview, Mrs. Hicks shared with us fun facts about herself,  like she used to play the snare drum in marching band, her greatest accomplishment, advice for the Atoms and so much more. Scroll down to read our virtual interview with Mrs. Hicks as we get ready to shine that spotlight on her for Syracuse Academy of Science high school’s Teacher Spotlight.

Interview with Mrs. Hicks

  • What three traits define you? Dedicated, Authentic, Flexible
  • What is your greatest accomplishment? my family - husband of 35 years and 4 grown children - 3 grandchildren
  • Best book you have ever read? The Bible 
  • What is one thing you cannot resist?(food/dessert/candy/etc.) You mean I have to pick one? Pizza, cake, and chocolate.
  • If you could have dinner with one person living or dead who would they be and why? Anne Sullivan - taught a deaf and blind girl to communicate before there was ASL. Used fingerspelling to teach her and Helen Keller, and went on to be a successful speaker, author and inspiration. As a teacher, I can't think of a more difficult situation than someone who has no language skills and yet she learned; and learned well. 
  • What advice would you give to kids who are struggling at school? Plan to grow, work at it, and take advantage of all of the support who are here for you.
  • Tell us, what is something that might surprise us about you? I was good at sports when I was in school - especially basketball. I played the snare drum in marching band. - pick one laughing


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4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
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200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
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