Teacher in Focus: Amy Vickery
Amy Vickery teaches Kindergarten at Canongate Elementary School. She has been at Canongate since 2000, and this year is her 18th in teaching.
Why did you become a teacher?
My mother was a teacher and that inspired me. I always enjoyed being around children, how they learn and discover new things. That enjoyment and love made me want to do teaching as a career. Both my parents are retired teachers from Coweta.
What is your favorite part of being a teacher?
Watching children make discoveries on their own. The “Aha” moment the light bulb goes on. The challenge of different strategies to help children grasp new concepts.
If you were not a teacher, what would you be doing?
I would be involved in children’s theater. I have done it in the past with church.
What is your favorite movie?
Remember the Titans
What is your favorite book?
Do you have a family?
I’ve been married since 1999, and we have 4 dogs.
What do you do when you’re not teaching?
Spend time with family. My parents and brother live close by. I play the keyboard for the worship team at Sunrise Church in Newnan. I also enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, reading, and crafts.
What are your goals for your students throughout the school year?
My goals for them are to:
• love coming to school
• have an excitement for learning
• do their best each day
• to be kind