Victoria McChristal Stickles started teaching CSI language arts and math in 2014. She previously taught third grade students for 11 years and second grade students for four years at High Mountain Road School. In addition, Mrs. Stickles taught first grade virtually during the 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Stickles is a 1998 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Montclair State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Family and Child Studies and a concentration in Elementary Education. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a concentration in Learning Disabilities, in August 2004, also at Montclair State. In addition to her elementary level teaching license, Mrs. Stickles is certified to teach special education students and is also a certified Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant. She has earned 30 credits beyond her Master's Degree from The College of New Jersey, specializing in strategies for differentiated instruction.
Teaching Philosophy: Mrs. Stickles believes her job is to guide children so that they may realize their optimal learning potential and "reach for the stars." She does this by creating a safe learning environment where her students feel comfortable enough to take risks, solve problems, and work toward becoming life long independent learners. She differentiates instruction to meet the needs of all of her students.