• About Mrs. Valerie Nikolaus...

    Position: first grade

    Room: D3

    Phone: 480-883-4138

    Email: Mrs. Valerie Nikolaus

    Mrs. Valerie Nikolaus

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    Welcome to first grade!This is a year of amazing growth both academically and socially. I very much look forward to working with your family!

    My Education and Professional Background

    I have been teaching twenty-eight years. Jacobson has been my home for the past eighteen of them. I've earned  a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bilingual Education and a Master's in Multicultural-Bilingual Education. I am an avid Arizona Wildcat fan! I just love first grade.

    My Educational Philosophy

    I believe my role as an elementary teacher is to nurture and encourage the lifelong learning of my students. Through hands-on activities, classroom discussion, and teaching self reflection, I hope to prompt students to think creatively and explore their natural curiosity.

    The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Jacobson Elementary?

    Jacobson Elementary is a rich blend of traditions and cultures. Just walk through the doors and experience everything they have to offer.