Nicole Gehler

Welcome to room 108!  I am excited to start a new year with my wonderful 1st grade students!

I began teaching at Marcy Open School in Fall 2009 right after I completed my student teaching experience at Marcy (in the very same classroom). I have a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Psychology and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education, both from the University of Minnesota. I have a birth-grade 3 regular education teaching license and a birth-age 6 special education license.

Minneapolis is home now, but I grew up a die-hard Packer fan in Spring Green, Wisconsin. I thoroughly enjoy sitting with a good book, hot yoga, cooking, and spending time with my husband and one-year-old son. 

My hope and dream is for my students to develop a growth mindset, do work they are proud of, and learn to take care of each other as a community. I truly believe the social curriculum is what creates a child's ability to succeed in an academic environment. I am passionate about teaching the whole child while getting to know your child's personal learning style. In a safe environment students are comfortable to make mistakes, gain stamina, and show effort within rigorous academics. Students in our classroom learn to cooperate, assert themselves, take responsibility, use self-control, and show empathy. We encourage kindness, tolerance, inclusion, and peace. We are going to have a great year!

I look forward to building relationships with your children to help them learn and grow this school year!

Please click on the links to the right to find out more information about our classroom.