Hi! My name is DeVona Hickerson and I am going to be your child's 5th grade teacher. It's hard to believe but it's that time of the year again - the beginning of a new school year. Welcome back! And while you aren't part of the teaching staff you are just as important to your children's education as we are.
Here is a little background on me! I am a certified teacher with multiple experiences and a passion for working with students. I have a master’s degree in instructional leadership (principal) and a second master’s degree with a certification as a reading consultant and elementary consultant. My teaching passion is teaching students to become a strong reader through various contents and technology.Being a strong reader helps you master other contents. Also, I am married with two children and our home is here in Taylorsville.
There's a lot of excitement ahead of us, including being a TES Tiger, new books to read, new friends to meet and new skills to master...and I look forward to you sharing in those exciting times.
As a parent myself, I know how fast time goes by. One year your child's in 1st grade and seemingly in the blink of an eye they're in 5th grade, or in their senior year of high school for that matter. My son Gavin is in 8th grade. He is in school band, drama and plays in his own boy band. My daugher Audrey is a junior. She is a junior, and she was named drum major at SCHS this year!
I encourage you to fully embrace the moment and urge you to to take the time from your busy schedule to become familiar with our school, as well as create a homework-friendly home environment that will allow your children to excel.
In closing, thank you for your commitment to your child's education, and I look forward to seeing you in the very near future for family night and student-led conferences.,
Mrs. Hickerson, 5th Grade Teacher