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Robin Nickolite

 

Robin Nickolite

My name is Robin Nickolite. I am delighted to be teaching in the first grade for the 2018-2019 school year! This is my 8th year of being a teacher.  I have taught middle school math for most of my teaching career but am ready to bring on the love, hugs, and excitement of the first grade!

A little about myself: I am a graduate of Miami University of Ohio (yes you read that correctly, Miami of OHIO) where I concentrated my education degree in Middle School Math and Science, with minors in Spanish and Naval Science. I grew up in Northern Ohio in a suburb of Toledo, called Sylvania, which borders Michigan. With that being said, most of my favorite sports teams are Detroit based. (Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Lions) However after having lived in Arizona for the past 13 years, my favorite NFL football team is and will always be the Cardinals!  I have lived in 6 states to include my birthplace of San Diego, California (Navy Dad), Hawaii, Nebraska (GO BIG RED!), Ohio, Arizona and Virginia. Football season is my favorite time of year. I am also engaged in a variety sports and have coached Spiritline/Cheer, Softball, Volleyball and Track.  

I have two young children, my daughter Lilly will be in 5th grade this year, and my son, Deegan, is going into third at Sonoran Foothills. We are very active and always on the look out for adventures and family fun.  We love anything Marvel, and have pretty much gone to every opener for Team Avengers.  From Museums, to parks, to travel we do it all.  I strive to keep the kids active, happy and out of the house as much as possible.  

I love, absolutely love, traveling. Since most of my family resides back east, last summer we took advantage of having the break together and traveled across the United States on a Mega Road Trip Adventure! I can honestly say that AMERICA is BEAUTIFUL!  From Phoenix we traveled up to the four corners stood in all four states at once, next off to Moab, Utah where we visited the Arches National Park.  Next we ventured through the mountains of Colorado and stayed the night in Denver. We spent the weekend visiting with my Grandparents who reside in Columbus, Nebraska. (GO HUSKERS) From there we headed "home" to Ohio.  We enjoyed every second of the cooler temps, mild humidity, green grass and trees, and of course playing outside without spontaneously combusting into flames like in Arizona. On our way back to Arizona we took the Historic Route 66.  If your ever get a chance to do this with your children, GO!  It was amazing!  I took about a bazillion (yes I know I have taught math and I made that one up) pictures. Starting in Illinois we began our journey just south of Chicago.  From there we saw stayed the night in the Historic Wagon Wheel Inn, ventured to the Gateway Arch in St, Louis, Missouri, traveled southward through Oklahoma, visited the Oklahoma City National Monument, stopped in the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City and stood in front of the largest Route 66 on the planet. We visited major stops along the way as in the U-Stop Inn Gas Station in Shamrock, Texas, then on to Cadillac Ranch to graffiti some cars outside of Amarillo, Texas, then drove onto Tucumcari staying the night at another historic Motel The Blue Swallow Motel. Arizona has quite a lot to offer with the Jackrabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Standing on the Corner in Winslow Arizona, and of course the Meteor Crater and Flagstaff!  We definitely got our kicks on Route 66!  

 I am super excited that I get to be part of the Ridgeline Academy Family this year! I am very active and enjoy anything outdoors or that keeps me and my family moving.  

You can reach me at rnickolite@ridgelineacademy.org.

 
 
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