About Nikolaus...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: D3
Phone: (480) 883-4138
Email: Nikolaus

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Welcome to first grade! It is an amazing year full of growth and learning experiences. We are going to have a fantastic journey together.

My Education and Professional Background

I have been teaching since 1995. Jacobson has been my home since 2007. I have taught grades first through fourth. I have taught the longest in first grade and it is my very favorite grade! I am an avid fan of the University of Arizona, but have attended all three in state universities at one time or another. I have a Bachelor's in Bilingual Education, and a Master's in Bilingual Education as well. In the past, I have had the opportunity to teach graduate classes as well.

My Educational Philosophy

Academic learning begins with motivation and inspiration! Education is an individual, unique experience for every student who enters a classroom. It's my job as an educator to assist students to develop a deep love and respect for themselves, others, and their educational opportunities. For myself, teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth.

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