Welcome to 1st Grade!
My name is Meredith Hicklin and I have been teaching for DMPS for 20 years! I have taught K, 4th & 5th grades, but 1st grade is where my heart is. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. watching my boys play sports, and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers.
I was born in Vientiane, Laos. I came to Untied States when I was 14 years old. I lived in Marshalltown and moved to Des Moines when I graduated from Buena Vista College.
I have been with the Des Moines public schools district for 20 years. Out of the 20 years, six of them I have been a Special Ed. associate. I have been a kindergarten teacher for the last 14 years and enjoy watching the academic growth of the kindergarteners. If I am not teaching or spending time with my family, you can find me listening to my many different types of music (Thai, India, Lao, Chinese, Vietnamese, French), reading a book or doing Sudoku.