Congratulations to Ms. Nicole for teaching at McGinnis Woods for 20 years!
Ms. Nicole has taught many different grade levels throughout the years but her absolute favorite is middle school. She is a certified teacher who loves teaching Social Studies and she has an incredible way of bringing the topic to life. Her enthusiasm rubs off on the students and it is a common occurrence seeing the students presenting PowerPoints about significant events in history, sharing cool artifacts and food during special Friday caravans, or completing STEM lessons about ancient Greece or Egypt.
Ms. Nicole has many special talents which she has shared with our school including her creativity which shines during the elaborate costumes she creates for our annual school musicals. She also heads up our annual middle school campfire and all the middle school socials led by the middle school social committee.
We look forward to another fabulous year of learning with Ms. Nicole!
The 2017-18 Teacher of the Year from the Elementary and Middle School was Ms. Nicole Seltzer. Ms. Nicole joined the McGinnis Woods staff in August of 2000. During her 18 years of teaching at McGinnis Woods, she has taught a variety of grade levels, with middle school Social Studies being her favorite.
Nicole’s passion for middle schoolers, coupled with her love of the curriculum provides our 5-8th graders with a strong and creative academic foundation. She brings history and the world to life each day through the use of primary sources, best practices and engaging hands on lessons. She has also enjoyed accompanying our students on their 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. Ms. Nicole’s desire to make a difference in the life of her students is one of the reasons she is a perennial favorite with the middle schoolers at McGinnis Woods!
Ms. Nicole also enjoys participating in anything that brings out her creative side, including baking, being a Den Leader, a gymnastics mom, sewing, and costume design. For many years, Nicole has created fantastic costumes for our annual musicals including our recent productions of Lion Ling, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan.
Ms. Nicole’s enthusiasm for life and learning is contagious and we are fortunate to have her on the McGinnis Woods team.