Jonesboro native Joshua Hicks interviewed by New York Times

Joshua Hicks is no stranger to being a part of the media world and receiviing publicity. The 26-year old son of former Jonesboro native, Larry Hicks and his wife Sabrina, has been recognized in media circles ever since his college days when he posted a weekly syndicated blog and authored a successful book about college life. This past weekend, Hicks was part of a feature article published by the New Yort Times as his “star” continues to rise.  

“My freshman year of college, we had to read the New York Times every class. Now I’m being featured in The New York Times,” reflected Hicks on how his life has changed in the past few years.

The article by New York Times journalist, Giulia Heyward, entitled Substitute Teachers Never Got Much Respect, but Now They Are in Demand focused on the important role substitute teachers are playing in the nations schools this year. Three substitute teachers, one from Arlington, TX, one from Seattle WA, and Hicks, who has been teaching at the Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts in Miami, FL were interviewed to give their perspective on their role.

Hicks, who hails from a family of educators, began his “substitute” career while in graduate school in sports administration.When the pandemic paused his plans, he started substituting more frequently. He now teaches a range of classes, from physical education to dance to history, at the Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts. At one point, he substituted for a month in two different classes, after each teacher got sick. 

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