Wicks has taught for 29 years, with 16 years teaching at LHS. She teaches U.S. History 10 and A.P. Government, but started out teaching special education.
Bengals Purr: What made you want to be a teacher?
Debbie Wicks: I decided that when I was really young. I liked teaching– I like learning things and telling other people what I had learned.
BP: What has been your favorite class to teach?
DW: AP government, because you can just interact with students and there’s more conversation about what is currently going on. But, I got into teaching because I love teaching U’.S. History and I still love teaching that.
BP: What has been your favorite part of teaching at LHS?
DW: The interaction with kids. When they get something, it’s fun to watch them get excited about it.
BP: What is your favorite memory at LHS?
DW: Doing the serpentine from the old high school to Bengal Field, with the music and everyone getting pumped up for the game. I also liked going to the library in the morning with other teachers and we would visit and talk about current events and catch up with each other. It was a nice connection.
BP: What are your plans after retirement?
DW: The usual– I plan to do whatever I feel like I want to do. I have some traveling planned with my husband. I’ll just enjoy summer all year long.