Mrs. Hicks was my son Joshua’s first grade teacher. She is amazing. Joshua is bilingual and he was behind his grade level when he started the first grade. Mrs. Hicks was so encouraging and helpful in the class. She even went the extra mile to tutor Joshua last summer. With her excellent teaching and tutoring skills, Joshua’s guided reading level had moved up 4 levels in less than 2 months and his spelling got to 3rd grade level even before he started the 2nd grade. I am so impressed with how Mrs. Hicks worked with him and how much progress they made. We really appreciated her.