About Mrs. Valerie Nikolaus...
Position: first grade
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.