Mrs. Hickey

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Mrs.  Jill  Ashcraft  Hickey

Gresham Elementary School/Gifted and Talented Teacher
I am a Gifted Specialist and am also National Board Certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist.  I have been teaching with Jefferson County since 2002. I have been a gifted teacher at Gresham, and several other schools as needed, since 2003. I am passionate about teaching and learning about other cultures.  My students are introduced to a foreign language and to geography skills, along with other topics in our concept based units. I often lead travel groups with middle and high school students in the summer to many international destinations through People to People International, which was started by Dwight Eisenhower after WWII to promote peace through understanding.  I have led student programs to Canada, France, Italy, Greece, Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Japan, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Finland.  In 2018, I will be leading a student group to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. In 2019, I will be leading an adult group to Iceland.