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Mrs. Wilcox brings more than thirty years of teaching experience to the Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC), as she continues to create an enriching classroom environment for her students. She welcomes them back for another school year with an abundance of joy.

To learn more about her, read the brief Q&A below:


Q: When did you start working at GYAC?

A: “I started working at GYAC about one to two years ago during summer camp.”


Q: What grade level do you teach and why?

A: “When I started, I taught sixth grade students. Currently, I teach first grade.” Mrs. Wilcox has been working in education for several years. She has experience working with various age groups. “I love kids. I always loved to work in different settings, such as afterschool programs. There’s always room for learning, moving up, and experiencing things while working with kids.”


Q: What are you most proud of?

A: “At GYAC, I am proud of how all the staff works together to make sure the kids are safe and happy. Out of all the centers that I’ve been to, GYAC is one of the best at doing what it takes to make sure the kids are happy.”


Q: What’s the most unique thing you’ve ever done?

A: “I went to the Bahamas when I was in high school with my best friend to play basketball.” This was the first time Mrs. Wilcox traveled on an airplane. She played basketball throughout high school and college.


Q: What advice would you give your younger self?

A: “Never give up even if you’re overwhelmed. Just take a step back, breathe, and come back to it. If you need help, you can always ask.”


The impact Mrs. Wilcox has had on the lives of her students for the last thirty years has been profound. GYAC is happy to work with her for another exciting school year, as we continue “Changing Lives, Changing Futures.”

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