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Ms. Nicole Smitka
Hello! My name is Nicole Smitka and I am a fifth grade teacher at Carpenter Elementary.
I am an Ann Arbor native and a product of Ann Arbor Public Schools. I stayed local and went to the University of Michigan. GO BLUE! I graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education degree with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Integrated Sciences. In addition, I recently completed the Master’s of Reading Program at Eastern Michigan University. This is my fifth year of teaching (first with Ann Arbor Public Schools). I have taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, 3-5 Title 1 Math and Reading, and now fifth grade.
Outside of teaching, I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, playing soccer and watching the Wolverines!