• We have all idly sat through that ‘one’ class listening to the muffled sounds of “blah, blah, blah” wondering why the clock enjoys torturing us with its stubbornness to move.  Well times have changed, and students at Sierra Verde STEM Academy certainly are not saying this about 8th grade Social Studies!

    Hello!  My name is Mrs. Nuckolls, and I pride myself in fostering a fun, student-centered environment whereby students are active participants in their own learning, engaging in a variety of hands on approaches geared toward their diverse learning needs. Through my passion, history comes alive through exciting reenactments and interesting, engaging lessons that students will remember for years to come.

    My mission is for students to engage as leaders in a technology rich and thought provoking rigorous academic environment that promotes responsibility, accountability, cooperation, analytical reasoning, imagination and creativity. As an advocate for 21st century goals, I continually seek to bring the real world into the classroom each day through interdisciplinary studies and inquiry based learning.

    Hiking Mt. Humphries While I am passionate about history and teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family the most.  I am a proud mother of two boys, Ethan (age 20) and Blake (age 18).  I have been married to my husband, Brandon, for twenty years, and I can’t wait to see what the next twenty years will bring!  In addition, I enjoy traveling, reading, watching movies and spending time outdoors.

    Some of my favorite things are:

    • Favorite Color:  Red
    • Favorite Food: Raising Cane’s Chicken
    • Favorite Drinks: Coffee with cream no sugar & Green Tea
    • Favorite Snack: Trail Mix, Kettle Corn, Triscuits
    • Favorite Candy: Dark Chocolate
    • Favorite Video Game:  Fallout
    • Favorite Historical Figure:  George Washington