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Nicole Kuleck, the new fourth-grade learning support and emotional support teacher at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School, is back in the district she grew up in.
â€śBeing a native of Ridgway, I graduated from the Ridgway Area School District,â€ť Kuleck said. â€śI love being a part of the Ridgway school district family.Â Working here has been something that I have dreamed about for a long time and I am so happy that it is now a dream come true.â€ť
Kuleck received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University. She then graduated from Edinboro University with a Masters of Education Degree in Special Education.
Thinking back to her childhood, Kuleck says she has always wanted to be a teacher.
â€śI always wanted to become a teacher ever since I can remember,â€ť Kuleck said. â€śIt wasnâ€™t until the year 2000 that I decided to make it a reality. My love of children made teaching my passion and encouragement from close friends and family helped me to fulfill my dream.â€ť
A goal for Kuleckâ€™s first year of teaching is to work with other teachers and staff to provide the children with a quality education.
â€śMy second goal would be to incorporate technology everyday by including interactive activities and providing a variety of hands-on activities into my classroom to help make lessons more exciting,â€ť Kuleck said. â€śMy third goal would be to use different teaching methods and never forget that children learn at different paces.â€ť
Pick up a copy of the Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.