Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education K-8 Special Education K-12
Neighbors' Educational Opportunities:
New Vistas High School - Special Education Teacher
Glenda Nicholas received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Emotionally Handicapped from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. She received a Masters of Education degree in Special Education of the Learning Handicapped from the University of San Diego. Glenda taught in the field of Special education for seven years before staying home to raise her daughters. She returned to education working part time for Portage Adult Education as a learning center teacher at Porter County Juvenile Detention Center for eight years and then transferred to the NEO Adult Learning Center. She then chose to take on the position as the special education teacher when New Vistas High School opened.
"Do to others what you would have them do to you." - Matthew 7:12
Why I teach:
I chose to go into the field of teaching special education because I want to help students to know that no matter what difficulties or obstacles life may present to them when it comes to learning, they can be successful in learning.
A Memorable School Experience:
One of my best memories was during graduation when I saw the excitement and enthusiasm from a student on mine who had struggled for two years, especially in math, but finally was able to graduate with a high school diploma.