Vest, Vicki - First Grade

A Classroom Full of Lovin' and Learning!
Mrs. Vest 
Vicki Lovin Vest  
      I grew up in Powder Springs, GA, a small town in Cobb County, outside Atlanta. At an early age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I was the first person in my extended family to graduate from college,Young Harris Jr. College and The University of Georgia. (GO DAWGS!)  I am married to Paul and have lived in several states because of his YMCA career. We are the proud parents of two adult sons, Brian and Kevin. They both graduated from NBHS, '02 and '05. Brian and his wife, Jessica, live in Greenville, SC and have two little daughters, Sada and Stearnes. My other son Kevin and his wife, Jesse, live in Fletcher with their baby son, Jackson. (Being "Nana" to these three little ones brings me such JOY!) My silly cats, Skippy and Honey, are often the subjects of stories I share with students.
       Before coming to WPS in 2000 I taught in Connecticut, Virginia Beach, and at Estes Elementary in S. Buncombe Co. My career includes a combined 30+ years of experience in preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade. I achieved certification with The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in 2004, as an Early Childhood Generalist. Young children are my favorite people!  I love helping them and their parents adjust to their new role as students.  I consider myself fortunate to be living my dream in this picturesque community. I love to sing and use music to inspire learning.