Ann Marie's All Stars: Ms. Vicki Tucker

Posted at 11:05 AM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 05:44:55-04

For kids, the really early years are so important and parents say one teacher at Northville First Care has a special way with 2-year-olds.

There’s a long wait list to get kids into Ms. Vicki Tucker’s class, after decades of teaching parents say she’s found a perfect way to break through those terrible two’s.

“She’s so amazing and compassionate and kind, I couldn’t be more happy that she’s receiving this award, she’s a really great role model,” teacher Emily Martin said.

Ms. Vicki is a longtime staple at Northville First Care.

“Preschool teachers are the true foundation of children, they teach them their manners, they teach them their respect for others,” parent Jenna Gillette said.

It’s a tough task she takes seriously.

“This needs to be a part of their home, not just a place they learn but a place where they grow as people,” Ms. Vicki said.

Taking time to ‘master’ each child, learning their strengths and weaknesses and paving the way for younger teachers.

“She’s very true to what she believes, she teaches us to be confident in ourselves and she’s just a really good mentor and she’s just very kind and I think that helps, too,” Martin said.

It’s that dedication, passion and commitment that shows as the children grow.

“As long as they feel safe, loved, and secure – this is their home away from home, they have their spots that belong to them, they know what’s expected, they succeed,” Ms. Vicki said.

Congratulations Ms. Vicki! As the kids are heading back to school – tell us about teachers going the extra mile to make that transition smooth. Email