Support & After School Guide
Rodney works with children in:
Hello families of Athena,
My name is Rodney Hickman. I am a Support and After School Guide, and I am wonderfully excited to begin my journey at Athena Montessori Academy. I have an Associates in Arts and three years of experience in childcare. My previous three years of experience in childcare were at a play-based school, and I am very intrigued to start learning the Montessori way of early childhood education. There, I worked with infants to five year olds, so I am well adapted with every age present at Athena.
I grew up in Dallas, Texas, with my mom and sister and moved to Austin four years ago to move in with my boyfriend. I love the outdoors, reading comics and novels, playing board games, watching movies and TV shows, window shopping, and pursuing a healthier way of living. I have always had an interest in education since I spent a lot of my early years with my late grandmother. She was a special education teacher in at the elementary level, and she helped me to understand that in order to truly teach another person you have to have patience and put yourself in the other person’s shoes to really understand them.
I am so happy to start my journey with Athena Montessori Academy, and I look forward to getting to know everyone here.