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A warm hello to all of you, my name is Nicole Hong and I will have the privilege of teaching and learning from your child this school year. I am looking forward to a year of growth and learning in a caring and safe environment. I have many goals for our class and I hope to share my enthusiasm of teaching with you as we get to know each other throughout the school year.
Here is a little bit about me. My passions in life are teaching, especially reading, and working with young children. I have my Bachelors degree from MSU -GO GREEN! in Family Community Services with an emphasis on young children. After MSU, I completed my teaching certification from EMU. In the spring of 2013, I happily completed my Master’s degree from U of M-Flint -GO BLUE! in literacy for all grades K-12th .
I joined the King family in 2014 and I’ve taught first grade and kindergarten here. Before joining the team at King, I taught a multi-age class of Kindergarteners and 1st graders and then stayed with those students and taught 1st and 2nd graders at a local charter school for the last two years here in Ann Arbor. Before teaching in Ann Arbor, I taught in Flint for three years as a prekindergarten teacher.
When I am not teaching, you will probably see me running. I run everywhere in Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas. I have done a fun run with my students for the Silent Auction and my students run with me. I am originally from Holland, Michigan and I love to spend time outside with a good read. If I am not outside running or reading, I also love to bake sweets.
My family lives in Saline, my husband Eric and I have two kids; Xavier (2.5) and Serafina (4.5). They are my everything and they keep me busy all the time! As a family we love to read together, and play and explore parks.
I am eager to build a positive partnership with you. I hope to meet each and every family face to face, if not I will try to speak with you via email or by phone. Our work as a team is vital to help your child grow academically and socially throughout this upcoming school year.
Educationally Yours, Nicole Hong