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Ms. Nicole Smitka
Hello! My name is Nicole Smitka, and I am a third-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 graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education degree with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Integrated Sciences. In addition, I completed the Master of Reading Program at Eastern Michigan University. This is my eighth year of teaching. I have taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, fifth grade, Title 1 Math and Reading Intervention, and now third grade.
Outside of teaching, I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, cooking, playing soccer and taking work out classes!