KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Christol Hickman has always enjoyed working with people the one-time customer service manager knew her true passion was working with young people and that lead her into teaching.
Hickman is in her 4th year teaching at Jefferson Elementary in Kingport.
She’s taught two years and Kindergarten and is now in her second year with first graders. Hickman says she loves the thrill of getting to make an impact on each of her 20 students every single day.
“Our classroom philosophy I built on trust and having a positive learning environment. They really thrive in that type of environment. They can understand that even if they don’t know the right answer if you don’t try you will never know. So I really try to instill that in my kids,” said Hickman.
Congratulations to Christol Hickman. This week’s Educator fo the Week.
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