Phone: 704 260 6490 Ext. 606


Degrees and Certifications:

I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in English literature and history. I also have a Masters in Teaching degree from the University of Pittsburgh. I am certified to teach English language arts and social studies for grades six through twelve.

Ms. Zyks

Hello and welcome to the sixth grade! This is my tenth year at Hickory Ridge. I come from Pittsburgh, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and history, and a Master’s in Teaching degree from the University of Pittsburgh. I love animals, reading, and traveling. I've taught several grades and subjects at Hickory Ridge, and I'm excited to be with sixth grade again! I can’t wait to meet all of you and begin this new year!

Useful Links

Throughout the school year there will be two websites where ELA information can be found:

1. Powerschool: Powerschool is the official source for all information relating to student grades. In this class, grades will not be used in Canvas. Please check Powerschool to stay updated about student grades. Please click here to access information about signing on to Powerschool. 

2. Canvas: Canvas will be students' go to resource for class materials, assignments, notes, and more. Please click here to view directions for setting up a parent/guardian account to view your student's work in Canvas. 


To sign up for our parent/guardian newsletter, please fill out this survey  with your contact information. 

To view general information about the procedures and expectations for ELA, please take a look at this slideshow. 




Last Modified on August 17, 2022