Nickell, Valarie


Nickell, Valarie

Team I

 BS - Elementary Education - Pittsburg, Kansas
 MS - Elementary Reading - Pittsburg, Kansas
Background I grew up in Independence, Kansas. I graduated from Independence Community College and then finished my education degree in Pittsburg, Kansas. I taught 1st grade from 1981-1986 in Neodesha, Kansas and 1st grade in Hesston, Kansas since 1981.

I am married to Merle Nickell who is a chiropractor in Hesston. We have 1 daughter, Aubrey, who is a speech pathologist in Omaha, Nebraska.

I enjoy reading, baking, traveling, eating out with friends, and shopping.

I am always excited to see 1st graders develop into fluent readers, inspiring writers, super mathematicians and great citizens!