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Lovejoy Leopards have great character!

Carolyn Hicks

I'm so excited to begin my eighteenth year at Lovejoy! Each year, while unique in its own right, has been equally full of challenges, surprises, laughter, and love.  I am a lifelong learner and am always seeking the most engaging way to reach children. My passion is developing warm, positive relationships with my students and creating a positive, challenging, respectful learning environment.

 

I am a northerner by birth, having spent my first 30 years or so in Minnesota.  There, I was blessed with a variety of teaching experiences.  I spent a year and a half as a reading teacher in a Montessori classroom, then I taught first grade for two years, and followed that with a year teaching in a combined fifth- and sixth-grade classroom.  Each experience taught me a great deal about children (and about myself!) and deepened my commitment to education.  

 

I am the proud mom of two amazing Lovejoy Leopards--Ally is a sophomore at Lovejoy High School and Jonah is a freshman at Lovejoy High School.  My husband Michael is an educational diagnostician for Allen ISD.  We live in Van Alstyne so commuting each day is a family affair.

 

I am an avid reader and an aspiring (but yet-to-be-published) writer.   I  love craft projects, walking, fishing, traveling, and swimming.