List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary role at Thacher

    I teach math.
  • What my students call me

    Ms. Vick.
  • Favorite Thacher teaching moment

    Mostly the light bulb moments for students when I see their understanding reveal itself.
  • Since you asked me to brag, here’s the professional accomplishment I'm most proud of

    When alumni tell me that my math class (or choreography) really made the difference for them in college.
  • When not in the classroom I can be found

    At a Pilates megaformer class or eating sushi in town.
  • Favorite job perk

    Taking students to performances in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
  • Hardly anybody knows that

    I got a D in "follows directions" on my kindergarten report card.
  • Favorite places on earth

    The Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini, and Florence, Italy.
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without

    The choreography of George Balanchine, Bob Fosse, Mark Morris, Jiri Kylian, and Ohad Naharin; Elton John's Tiny Dancer; the Bach cello suites.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    A ballerina.
  • What I want to be when I grow up (now)

    The best version of me I can be day-by-day as a woman, wife, mother, daughter, friend, teacher, and choreographer.
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