Ms. Hickl brings 16 years of teaching experience to her role as Middle School Director. A credentialed English teacher, Ms. Hickl is passionate about teaching students to read and write. For her, Literature is a device for thinking about important questions in life and writing is a powerful tool for self-expression. After studying Psychology and English at the University of Texas at Austin, she received her Masters in Education from Loyola University Maryland and then her Masters of Arts in Secondary Education from LMU. As the 5th Grade Study Skills Teacher, Ms. Hickl develops an early relationship with the students as they navigate the bridge between lower school and middle school, providing them with the strategies they need to be successful in middle school and beyond.