My name is Nicole Davidson and I am a 3rd grade teacher in the Waverly Community Schools. This fall will be my tenth year in the classroom. I graduated from Michigan State University in 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education (GO GREEN). I went on to complete a yearlong internship at MSU and was placed in the East Lansing School District. Upon completion of my intern year, I took my first official teaching job as a 2nd grade teacher in Glendale, AZ in the fall of 2005. I spent the first 8 years of my teaching career with the Glendale Elementary School District. During my time in Arizona, I taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade and a 2/3 combo class. I was the gifted strand teacher for several years and eventually took on leading the gifted program at my school. In 2012, I became an induction coach and had the privilege of coaching all new 3rd grade teachers in the district.
My time in Arizona truly helped shape me into the educator I am today. However, eight years is a long time to be away from family and friends. In the summer of 2013, I decided to make the move back to Michigan and the job search began! I was fortunate to obtain a 3rd grade teaching position in the Waverly Community Schools and am now happily living in Old Town Lansing (minutes from Spartan Stadium).
I am a figure skater, a wanna-be yogi, an obsessive reader, and die-hard Spartan Football fan. My goals for the summer are to run a 5K without stopping to walk, read as many books as possible, enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan, increase my skills in the kitchen and of course successfully complete this course!
Our school will be starting a one-to-one initiative this fall. I am thrilled that my students will have this amazing opportunity. I am taking this course to discover ways to effectively use technology with my students on a regular basis. I am hoping this course will give me the knowledge I need to hit the ground running this fall!