Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Vanessa Hicks

Welcome to Mrs. Hicks' 3rd Grade Class!



Who is Mrs. Hicks?


My name is Vanessa Hicks. I am a third grade teacher here at Wilson. I am a Tucson native, sort of; I was born in Phoenix.  I am married and have four amazing children. Our oldest three children are also Wilson Wranglers. Aiden is starting middle school this year. Jeremiah is in 3rd this year, and Rowen is heading into Kinder. Our youngest is Scarlett who is 3 1/2.  As a family we love spending time together either playing outside, swimming, watching the Wildcats or Ohio State play football/ basketball, going to Chick-fil-a or the movies! You'll notice over the course of the year that there are a few things that I love. Some of these include Starbucks, hot pink, running, dark chocolate, Dr. Seuss, and Disney. I believe that this is going to be a wonderful year and I look forward to getting to know each one of you and all the things that you like too!


Core Beliefs:

I believe that every child can learn, I am simply a tool to be used in transferring the knowledge that each child needs to know. The children must choose to take what is taught and learn it. I also believe that I have the power to move a child to want to learn and to have fun while doing so.


Prior Experience:

Sunnyside School District- 5th grade

Flowing Wells School District- 5th grade

Amphi School District- 5th grade



University of Arizona, B.A. Elementary Education 
Grand Canyon University, M. Ed  Administrative and Organizational Leadership