Nikkole Hotze is excited to be joining the St. Gabriel family this year. This is her fifth year of teaching. She has taught in both a charter school and a private school setting. She is eager to teach the 2nd grade Core Knowledge curriculum that she has had some previous with. Prior to moving to Nevada, Nikkole lived near the mountains for many years in Colorado. She obtained a B.A. in English from Colorado State University. She then continued her education earning a M. Ed. in Elementary Education from Regis University in Denver. Her mission is to create a classroom community and to help inspire her students to become life long learners. She is honored to be joining the St. Gabriel faith community.