Meet Coach Hicks


Hello, my name is Victor "Coach" Hicks" and I am the founder of the Coding with Culture brand. I have six years experience teaching Computer Science and Technology and over 20 years experience teaching and coaching in my hometown of Chicago, Illinois and current residence, Atlanta, Georgia!

I am passionate about closing the digital divide among students of color, more specifically, Black Students. I enjoy using my talents to provide culturally relevant computer science experiences for students in grades K-12 along with professional development and consultation services for K-12 educators.

I am a proud product of two HBCUs: Fisk University and Clark Atlanta University. My experiences at these illustrious institutions inspired me to make it a priority to include the cutlural relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in my pedagogy across grade levels and content areas.

On the Arts side of STEAM, I am a stepping aficionado! I have many years experience working in all aspects of the stepping world, from coach and choreographer to historian! I love sharing my passion for this dynamic art form with people of all ages!

I look forward to working with you as we continue to inspire genius-awakening moments in Black scholars!

Focus Is Essential,

Coach Hicks

Recent Awards

Recent Trainings


Speaking Engagements

  • Ron Clark Academy "Amplify Black Voices" webcast: Featured Guest (2020)

  • Flipgrid "Ask Yaritza" Webinar: Featured Guest (2020)

  • Inclusive STEAM & CS Summit: Presenter (2020)

  • Careacter Strong Podcast: Featured Guest (2020)

  • MN Codes: Computer Science Summit: Presenter (2020)

  • Georgia Tech Consellations Virtual Summit: Co-Presenter with Tynker(2020)

  • Code. Org Computer Science Fundamentals Facilitator

Presenting at ISTE Chicago! Surreal!!!

Services Provided

  • Coding with Culture CS Camps (K-8): sign your child up for a HBCU themed computer coding experience! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON OUR CAMPS!

  • Culturally Responsive CS in all Classrooms Professional Development: gain some practical strategies on bringing culturally-responsive computational thinking to any classroom!

  • HBCU History and Culture Professional Developments: Learn how to introduce students to Historically Black Colleges and Universitites.

  • Step Choreography and Consultation/History of Step Workshops: Receive championship winning step choreography and consultation to bring your performance to the next level!