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Nicole Stevenson

English Teacher

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About Me

Educational History:

I graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors in Education and an emphasis in English.  Previous to college, I attended Blue Valley High School, the original. I feel like I have received some of the best educational opportunities in the state, and that I am very prepared for teaching in the 21st Century.

I believe in our students. I aim to address the “why do I need to know this?" question that student ask. I also believe that every student needs a champion. It is my goal that every student will be ready for whatever road life takes them down when they leave me. I believe that they can make a difference when they work hard.

Every student needs a champion. I am a champion for every student.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • 5-12 English Education Certified
  • Kansas Assessment Program Passage Reviewer
  • 2014 Edmodo Snapshot Trailblazer
  • 2015 Future Educators of Diverse Classrooms Presenter
  • 2015 Edmodo Certified Learner
  • 2015 Edmodo Snapshot Trailblazer
  • 2017 Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Nominee
  • 2018 Teacher Leader Cadre Nominee
  • 2018-19 USD 365 Teacher of the Year

Professional Development:

  • Regularly Attend Greenbush University
  • Regularly Attend EdCamp KS
  • Presenter at the 2014 Education Symposium
  • Attended 2013 KRA Conference
  • Member of the District Technology Committee
  • Attended all district in-services
  • Host Technology Sessions for Teachers
  • LiNK/Striving Readers Grant High School Representative
  • IPS District Coordinator 
  • District Curriculum Committee Member
  • ACHS BLT Committee Member
  • ACHS SITE Council Member

Current Position:

I have been an educator at Anderson County High School since 2013. I currently teach ACT Prep and English 10. I have experience teaching English 365, English 9, Honors English 10, and English Labs at ACHS. 

I also sponsor the National Honor Society at ACHS. 

I am the IPS Head Coordinator at ACHS and am a Freshmen Advisor.

Previous Position:

I have always been passionate about helping others, especially helping youth discover their worth.

I started my teaching career at Junction City High School. I taught Sophomore English and Pre-AP English. Prior to that, I worked in Kansas City, Kansas with an organization called Young Women on the Move (YWOM). I attribute my love of teaching to this organization, where I helped middle and high school-aged students stay out of gangs, and learn to make healthy decisions for themselves and others.

Family Information:

My husband, Matthew, and I reside in Garnett. He teaches at St. Rose (Garnett) and coaches football at the high school. We have five children, and one turtle, Leo, who stays in the classroom with me.

Personal Information:

My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. We have no microwave, television, or internet. My students are always VERY surprised to learn this information about me, and always ask what I could possibly do with my free time (I have five children – there is no free time). I always tell them I go home and I talk to my family. I like to tease them about that concept being a major novelty to them in this age of technology! 

I enjoy learning new and interesting things. I love learning and strive to be better at everything I do. I love to teach. It is my true passion. I also love reading and writing. I enjoy talking with students and watching them excel and reach their personal goals. 

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