• Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.--Anonymous
    Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
    Marian Wright Edelman

    Education is your passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.--
    Malcolm X
    Be the best version of yourself and we can be the best version of ourselves.--John Wooden  
    I feel that perseverance is the most important thing we can talk to our kids about.--Ethan Hawke
    You won't be here forever. Before you leave, you must learn.--Three-Eyed Raven

    Dear Fourth Grade Families,


    Hello! The 2023-2024 school year will be my twenty-fourth year in Loudoun County Public Schools. I’m a native Virginian who has lived entirely in the Piedmont Region. (This is an inside joke to anyone who knows the Virginia Studies topics.) After high school, I attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and Lynchburg College.

    Although I began my career teaching fifth graders, I love fourth grade because I think the curricula for math and social studies are great. I prefer teaching older elementary school students because my fifth grade teacher, Miss Cunningham, inspired me--and I still geek out when I see her or hear that she's asked about me. In the classroom, I often share life lessons I learned as a student to establish relationships and show my sense of humor.  When not at work, I enjoy reading, sending cards to friends and family, shopping and watching TV (recent favorites: PBS, BBC, C-SPAN's History TV, Abbott Elementary, Gunsmoke).

    I have high expectations for students because I want them to be successful in the classroom and in life. Being a respectful, responsible, self-motivated learner is a part of that. At the same time, it is important to have a parent-student-teacher team approach to a child's education. If you have questions/comments about fourth grade, please contact me via vanetta.hicks@lcps.org.




    Ms. Hicks
    Ms. Hicks  
Last Modified on June 9, 2023