Devon Barker-HicksMiddle School ELA, History
Devon Barker-Hicks is a native Idahoan of Basque heritage with 20 years of experience teaching children from 3rd grade through high school. She earned a BA at the College of Idaho, a Masters in Teaching at the University of Idaho, and National Board Certification in 2001 and again in 2011. Devon currently teaches middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies at Meadows Valley School, with a focus on place-based education
The daughter of John and Marye’ Barker of Lewiston, Devon is a world champion kayaker, with a goal of kayaking on all seven continents (only Asia and Antarctica to go!). She also enjoys skiing, rafting, reading, and spending time with her husband, Mike.
Devon is passionate about helping kids find exciting alternatives to drug and alcohol abuse through her Dare to Kayak program. Devon believes “anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” She motivates and inspires her students with the belief that anything can be achieved with hard work, dedication, and a deep-down drive that says, “I can do it.
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