About Nickerson...
Subject / Grade 5th Grade
Room: Room 24
Phone: (480) 883-4054
Email: Nickerson
""I want to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. HAVE COURAGE AND BE KIND.""
-- Disney's Cinderella

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Welcome!

WELCOME to RUDY G. BOLOGNA Elementary School! Home of the Scorpions and the Leader in Me, a elementary version of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People from FranklinCovey Education. I am proud to be a member of the RGB community since watching it rise from the open desert in 1999 when my son attended 1st grade and I began my teaching career. First as a Substitute Teacher K-6, then, a Student Teacher in Mrs. Hack’s 2nd Grade in Rm 13, later in 3rd Grade in Rm 9 and currently 5th in Rm 24.

My Education and Professional Background

Most exciting professional development so far . . . Mickelson Exxon Mobil Teacher's Academy 2015, Liberty Science Center, Jersey City. CERTIFICATES and AWARDS •Standard Elementary Education, K-8, 2000 *Endorsement - Structured English Immersion K-12 *Sun Lakes Rotary Club Teacher of the Month 2013 *District AAA Winner 2011 *Who’s Who of American Teachers 2005 EDUCATION •Masters in Curriculum and Instruction - Chapman University, Phoenix, AZ 2002, B.S. Business Marketing – Indiana University CUSD since 2000, Rudy G. Bologna Elementary 5th grade, 3rd 2001-15, HUMPHREY 1st grade, *After School Reading Coordinator, Grades 1-6, 2009–15 *EL Development, Grades 3-6, ‘08-’09 *RGB Summer School Coordinator 2010–14, Chandler-Gilbert Community College Destination College - Summer 2011, CURRENT LEADERSHIP ROLES *LEADER IN ME Lighthouse Team, Junior Achievement Coordinator (2001), Math Cadre (2012), Teacher Leader for Marzona Teacher Evaluation Tool (2012), Journey 2020 Site Leadership Team

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that what happens in this classroom will affect your child’s future, their mindset. Your child’s time here will be well spent. He or she may even come home exhausted from all the thinking done during the day. I will make every minute count. With dedication, perseverance, and hard work, students will rise to the high expectations set. With your help, we can make it happen. A safe place for all those First Attempts In Learning. As we go along we know there will be those times we may not be able to directly help but . . . we will be able to . . . keep them company along the way and remember what matters most is . . . TO KEEP GOING.
 

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