Victoria Dickens 10th - 12th Grade English Language Arts and Student Council Sponsor

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Greetings!  My name is Victoria Dickens.  I am a Colorado Native and grew up attending K-12 school just a few miles east in Deer Trail.  I love sports and was a student athlete.  I participated in volleyball, basketball, track, baseball and softball. While in high school, I enrolled in the MCC “Fifth Year” pilot program (now known as Sophomore Scholars) that allowed high school students to take college classes.  I graduated high school with an Associate of Arts degree, transferred to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated cum laude with two Bachelor degrees, then relocated back to Colorado. 

I have worked with the Byers School District since August of 2013 teaching secondary English Language Arts and also assisted in the areas of testing, counseling, credit recovery, ELL, MTSS, 504s, and behavior planning.  I have understanding of behavioral and developmental disabilities as well as gifted learning, so differentiation is an important approach in my classroom in order to make learning meaningful and maximize personal growth.  

Our high school class motto was, “Each of us has different talents, different dreams, and different destinations, but all have the same power to make a new tomorrow. “ I wholeheartedly believe that and believe we need to teach our students that. Each of us have different abilities and paths. Education is multi-faceted and is more than just classroom-specific content.  If we can foster a student’s overall learning and knowledge, teach them life skills, and help them develop good character, judgment, and work ethic, I think we are educating.  It does “take a village to raise a child.” Education is life long and opportunities exist in learning from mistakes.


0 Hour:     Junior Seminar/SAT Test Prep

1st Hour:  Writing Lab

2nd Hour: English 10

3rd Hour:  English 10

4th Hour:  PLAN

5th Hour:  English 11/American Literature

6th Hour:  English 12/British Literature

7th Hour:  English 11/American Literature  

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Some people moves our souls to dance.  They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.  Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.  They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same." -Flavia Weedn

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” –Oscar Wilde.

“Leadership is a choice you make rather than a place you place you sit.” –John Maxwell Company