Mrs. Alicia Tank

Phone: 352-465-6700


Degrees and Certifications:

BFA Theater Arts, Valdosta State University Certified Teacher in Elementary Ed. K - 6, English/Language Arts 6 - 12, and Drama K - 12

Mrs. Alicia Tank

This is my eleventh year as a full time teacher.  Prior to becoming an educator I was a homemaker for about two years.  Before THAT, I was in retail management at an entertainment (music, movies, and more) store in Alabama.  Whle English is by far where I'm happiest, I loved being an elemenatry school teacher for fifth grade.  I taught just English and Social Studies for many years, but have also taught Math and Science.  I also have experience teaching first through fourth grade.

I mentioned Alabama earlier.  My husband and I lived there before returning to Florida.  We settled in Marion County as this is where he was born and raised.  I'm a Miamian.  I graduated from Coral Gables Sr. High in 1990, the day before my eighteenth birthday.  I took some time off before starting college in earnest; partly to save money and partly because I didn't know if I really wanted a degree.  In 1998 I graduated from Valdosta State University.  While in school I worked in retail management as well as being an on-air personality for a local radio station.  Once I graduated, the entertainment company provided me the opportunity for advancement and a change of location; three times!  I moved from Valdosta, GA to Leesburg, FL to Savannah, GA to Auburn, AL and finally to Dunnellon,FL all within seven years.

Some final trivia about me:

1. I met my husband in 2000.

2. We've been married 15 years.

3. Our first child was born in 2006, the second in 2008, and the last one in 2011.

4. I share my birthday with Cindy Lauper, Meryl Streep, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

5. I love Marvel more than DC, but my husband says I'm his Wonder Woman.

6.  Hallmark movies make me happy but I don't have time to watch them.

7. I work out and diet all year for "pumpkin pie" season (Sep. - Dec.).

8. Teaching IS my dream job!