Please extend a warm welcome to Ms. Jacquelyn Hickey, who has joined VFMS in the position of Assistant Principal for grades five and six, and also serves as the school’s Director of Athletics. Prior to coming to VFMS, she was Assistant Principal at TEMS from 2006-2012, and taught science at Conestoga from 2000-2006. She has a Masters Degree in Chemistry Education from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a second Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from Ursinus College. She is single with no children, but has her parents and grandmother living nearby.
In an interview with the PTO, Ms. Hickey shared the following responses to our questions:
Pets – A cat named Penelope.
Hobbies now – Spending time with family and friends, being involved in my church, singing and playing the oboe, cycling, serving with Compassion Corps, supporting the local Philly teams, traveling, and dining out.
Hobbies, sports, and interests when you were in middle school – band, orchestra, choir, field hockey, lacrosse, community service, yearbook.
Dream vacation – A road trip around the US or a tour of Southeast Asia.
Advice for parents of middle school children – Celebrate their successes and support them through their challenges, be quick to listen and slow to speak, and enjoy spending time with them!