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Meet Staff Member Cheryl Hicks

woman in apron smilingHi! My name is Cheryl Hicks and I teach Art at Jarvis Middle School.

How long have you been teaching or working in the district?

This is my second year at Central Valley Central School District.

What do you like best about what you do?

I love the “WOW” moment. That moment when the student fully understands. That’s the moment they really become artists.

Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?

I play softball. I’ve played softball throughout college and really enjoy the community it has given me.

What former jobs have you held?

I worked at a grocery store and a bagel shop throughout college and I taught 6th grade art at a district 3 hours south of here.

Where were you educated?

I received my associates degree at Dutchess Community College, by Bachelors at SUNY New Paltz, and am currently attending Utica College for my Masters degree.

Where have you lived?

I grew up in Marlboro, NY (close to Newburgh, NY). I also lived in the Bronx, New York for a short period of time.

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

If I could do anything on a weekend I would read a book while on the boat in Lake Sacandaga, or binge watch Grey’s Anatomy!

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (for the 15th time).

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

Chill Pop Hits on Spotify.

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Grey’s Anatomy. The Notebook will always be my favorite movie, but Harry Potter is way up there too. 

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I would go to the Palace of Versailles in France because of all of the history and art. 

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

I do not have a favorite color!