Phone: (515) 965-9710
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Miss Victoria Nicholas
My Name is Victoria Nicholas and I am the proud Instructional Coach at Westwood Elementary School! Before Westwood, I served as an Instructional Coach at Crocker Elementary. Prior to that I was a classroom teacher and taught both 2nd and 4th grade. I moved to the Ankeny area after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa where I majored in Elementary Education and minored in English and Language Arts. During my time as a teacher and coach, I earned a Master’s Degree in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development from Drake University. While continuing my love for learning and leading, I am working towards a degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Iowa.
If I could sum my educational philosophy up into one phrase it would be, all means all. As an educator, this gets to the core of my being, the reason I get up each day. It is my belief that every student, in every classroom, deserves whatever it takes to be prepared for a lifetime of personal success. In the this position I have the amazing opportunity to work alongside teachers to collaborate to be the best we can be for our students. Please know that I value strong communication and that my door is always open. I have a strong passion for students to become life long learners and am excited to partner with these phenomenal teachers to make this belief come alive!