Ms. Mandy Wicks

I was born in France and raised in various places across the United States and Europe as an Air Force “brat.” Prior to teaching, I was a Social Worker, and then completed my Master’s degree in education from the University of North Alabama 22 years ago. I spent the first 15 years teaching fifth grade, but have found a new love – first grade at Kilby Laboratory School. I am very blessed to have two wonderful sons, Jay and Josh. They are married to absolutely precious young ladies, and I love them both as if they were my own daughters. Jay and his wife, Sammi, do not have any children yet, but they do have an adorable boxer, Josie that we all treat as a baby.  Josh and his wife, Anna, blessed our family with triplets, Ryan, Nathan, and Adelyn January 30, 2013.  Besides my precious first graders, there is no other love that can compare to that I have for these beautiful babies.  I love spending time with my family, friends, and dogs, reading, and traveling. My biggest weakness - CHOCOLATE!!!

 My passion is teaching and making a difference in the lives of young people and our community.  I feel that it is both an honor and privilege to teach at Kilby Laboratory School and to work collaboratively with such phenomenal parents and faculty. In addition, I am extremely proud to be a part of my alma mater, the outstanding University of North Alabama, and to work cooperatively with the university’s faculty and staff.  I will always be grateful for the opportunities and experiences that have been afforded me during these wonderful years at Kilby Laboratory School, and I look forward to the bright future that is ahead for all of us at the University of North Alabama.