About Nickerson...
Position: Sixth Grade Teacher
Room: 34
Phone: (480)883-4064
Email: Nickerson

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WELCOME to RUDY G. BOLOGNA Elementary School! Home of the Scorpions! 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 6th in Rm 24.

My Education and Professional Background

Most exciting professional development so far . . . Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching in Joensus, Finland for 3 months through the U.S. Department of Education CERTIFICATES Standard Elementary Education, K-8, Endorsement - Structured English Immersion AWARDS Mickelson Exxon Mobil Teacher's Academy, Sun Lakes Rotary Club Teacher of the Month, District AAA Winner, Who’s Who of American Teachers EDUCATION M.A. Curriculum/Instruction, Chapman University; B.S. Indiana University Rudy G. Bologna Elementary 6th, Chandler-Gilbert Community College Destination College - Summer, 5th 2015-2019, 3rd 2001-15, HUMPHREY 1st grade 2000, Substitute Teacher 1999 After School Reading Coordinator, Grades 1-6, 2009–15; EL Development, Grades 3-6, ‘08-’09; RGB Summer School Coordinator 2010–14, LEADERSHIP ROLES LEADER IN ME Lighthouse Team, Junior Achievement Coordinator, Math Cadre, Teacher Leader for Marzona Teacher Evaluation Tool, 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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