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.