Hello and welcome to Anthony Burns! My name is Rachel Hicks and I am the Reading Specialist at Anthony Burns Elementary. This is my 6th year as a dragon and I love it here at ABES. Before becoming a Reading Specialist, I was a 1st grade teacher for several years. While teaching 1st grade I quickly realized how much I loved teaching students how to read. My goal as an educator is to instill a love of learning in all students. I am invested in the growth of all students here at Anthony Burns and am looking forward to helping them reach their full potential.
I have my bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University and my masters degree in Literacy from George Mason University. I grew up in a small suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio and moved here 12 years ago. Initially I was planning on moving back to Ohio, but once I met my husband my roots were planted and I’m here to stay! In our free time we enjoy raising our kids Connor and Emily and our newest addition, Harrison. As a family we like to be outdoors, cheer for local (and Cleveland!) sports teams, and explore the surrounding areas. I am a proud dragon and am passionate about bringing all things literacy to our school community. I look forward to being your partner in literacy and helping your child reach their full potential. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns about your child.