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. I know this year will look a little different, but we are so thrilled to meet each of you, and work hard to make this a terrific school year! This is my seventeenth 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. Coco and Mrs. Chavarria. 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 17 years now, and together we have four children. Lacey, an NAU graduate, live in Scottsdale and is pursuing a career in social work. Hunter is currently deployed in Afghanistan working as an Army Combat Medic, and just bought his first house in Temple, TX. Eli graduated from DVHS this year, and my youngest, McKarthi (who is turning 11 years old) will be in 6th grade 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, 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, road trips, 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 or Good & Plenty 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:) I know this year may be a bit challenging with the changes happening due to Covid-19, but please know that we are all in this together, we are here to support you in every way possible! This year will be quite the learning curve for many to include me...so hang in there and KEEP THE POSITIVE VIBES FLOWING!
Lots of love...Mrs. Vickers