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Ms. Nikki Todaro

I am Nikki Todaro. I am originally from New Jersey and moved to South Carolina three years ago. I attended Quinnipiac University where I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in History with a double minor in Asian Studies and Political Science. After I graduated, I went to Drew University, where I received my Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education in Social Studies. I have been teaching for 12 years. This is my third year at Saluda Trail! I am also the Wildcat Cheerleading Coach and Assistant Softball Coach. I am passionate about history and sharing this love with my students. This passion has also allowed me to teach visitors at a historical home in Connecticut and become the Director of Museum Education for Save Ellis Island. Outside of Saluda Trail, I enjoy hiking with my husband, stepson, and two dogs as well as getting our farm up and running. When I am not coaching at STMS, you can find me cheering on my stepson as he plays hockey. I also enjoy exploring new locations, historical sites, sitting with a good book, trying a new recipe, and working in my garden.

Every teacher has their own reason why they decide to become a teacher. For me, the reason I became a teacher is twofold. First, I love sharing a subject that I am passionate about with students. Social Studies is a subject that students either love or dislike and a subject that can be easy or challenging. I enjoy sharing my excitement about it with the students. Secondly, I became a teacher to help students reach their "ah-ha" moments. Those moments when everything starts falling into place or the connections being formed are the reasons why I stand in front of students each day and share what I am passionate about.

 

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