Hello there! My name is Nicole O'Connor and I am a first grade teacher in a rural district in Wisconsin. I LOVE spending my day with young children and seeing them thrive and grow in the classroom. I am dedicated to creating engaging lessons and materials to use in my classroom. Hands-on learning is the KEY to a happy, engaged classroom! I also LOVE to incorporate art into my teaching! Keep reading to learn a little more about me.
My husband, Alex, and I have been married for four years. He teaches middle school math in the same district that I teach in. My firsties love seeing "Mrs. O'Connor's husband" around school.
I absolutely love spending time with my family. I'm super close with my sister and my mom... we talk on the phone waaaay too much. My entire family is in the world of education. My mom is a paraprofessional in the Appleton Area School District, the district that I grew up in. My sister is a high school teacher. Finally, my dad has worked in business and insurance for the past 35+ years and we recently "retired" so that he can teach business classes at the local university in Appleton. What can I say... I suppose I was destined to be in education.
I am also blessed to have GREAT in-laws. My husband's parents and family are fabulous and I love spending time with them, too! We love hanging out at their lake house in North Lake, WI. There's nothing better than floating on the lake during our "summers off." I even tried water-skiing for the first time this summer!
Girls night with my sister and my cousin!
Brewers games are a must with my family!!!