Degrees and Certifications:
B.S.Public Relations Northern Arizona UniversityM.A. in Education University of PhoenixK-8 Elementary Certificate
Mrs. Ashley Vickers
Welcome to fifth grade! What an exciting year you have ahead of you. This is my sixteenth year teaching at Highland Lakes School. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work here and collaborate with my amazing co-workers and friends, Mrs. Kessler and Mrs. Chevarria. I have always loved school. After graduating from Paradise Valley High School, I attended Northern Arizona University with my bachelors degree in Public Relations. A few years later, I received my Masters Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix.
I have been married to Tom (my awesome hubby) for almost 16 years now, and together we have four children. Lacey graduated from NAU this year, and decided to stay in Flagstaff to earn her Masters Degree. (Go Lumberjacks!) Hunter is currently stationed at Ft. Hood in TX, working as an Army Combat Medic! HOOAH!! Eli is starting his senior year at DVHS, and my little McKarthi (who is turning 10 years old) will also be a 5th grader here at HLS. We have a black lab named Stormy, a chihuahua named Tilly (after Pat Tillman) and a really busy household, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
When I am not in school...I love spending time with my family and friends. We spend most of our free time camping, usually at Lake Pleasant or Mormon Lake Lodge. We love the outdoors and the smell of smores on the big open campfire. Personally, I love movies, vacations by the beach, or lounging by my pool with my friends and family.
Some of my favorite things are a Starbucks coffee on a cold rainy morning, hot tamales at the movies, an ice cold diet coke and a toasty "HOT BAGEL" with cream cheese! I love to laugh and try to have as much fun as I can with my students. Oh...and shopping (my other passion) I can't forget that!
I am so lucky to be part of such a great school with so many amazing teachers and students on our campus. I can hardly wait to meet each one of you and start another journey on our way to success! Looking forward to see what this year's little smarties have in store for me:)