The Basics: My name iKK Hodges. I live in Newberg with my husband Mike, Betty Draper (beagle,basset hound mix),  and Ruckus (pitbull, cattle dog mix). I love hiking and trying new restaurants in Portland. 

My Roots: Originally from the South East, I was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. My mother was a music teacher and my father a business owner. I lived in Florida until my freshman year of high school,my family moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia. Believe it or not, there are islands off the coast of Georgia. In 2013, I headed west to Oregon. I absolutely love living out here and enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest!

My Education: I have a B.S. in Business Marketing from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. After several years in the retail industry, I decided to pursue my passion for working with children by becoming an educator. I obtained a Masters of Arts in Teaching from George Fox University in Newberg, OR. I absolutely love being in a learning environment with children, it is an honor to be a part of such an important part of a child’s life.