• Mrs. Nicklas
  • Meet Mrs. Nicklas
  •     I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself to you, and welcome you to fourth grade at Sugar Creek Elementary. I feel blessed to teach here because  Sugar Creek is an excellent school, with a terrific staff, great parents, and most of all awesome kids. Before joining the Sugar Creek family as a 5th grade teacher, I taught 4th grade for five years at Colene Hoose. Years ago, I began my teaching career in Joliet in the 1st and 2nd grades. I am now back in my favorite grade...4th!  As you can see, my teaching career has covered a range of grade levels.  I feel this helps me as I work to meet the diverse needs of the students in my classroom.

         I consider myself a lifelong learner, and it is my goal to instill this love of learning in all my students. Learning is not just what happens in the classroom, but it is what happens whenever curiosity is sparked and answers are sought out.  When my students are engaged and asking questions, I know I am creating a positive classroom environment. 
         I am married, and have three wonderful children.  All 3 of my children have attended Unit 5 schools.  I feel this has given me the opportunity to experience Unit 5 both through a teacher's role and from a parent's perspective. I try to keep both of these in mind as I work with students and parents.  I know that by working together, we can look forward to a great year in 4th grade.