Nicole Kallsen


    Educational Background:  

    Lesley University - Master of Education - Literacy:  Curriculum and Instruction 

    University of Northern Colorado - Bachelor of Arts in Social Science - Emphasis in Elementary Education - Minor in Sociology



    I began my teaching journey in January of 2001.  Throughout this journey I have had the pleasure of educating students in grades kindergarten through 3rd.  I have taught in three different Colorado school districts. I taught first grade at Aspen Creek PK-8 for 11 years prior to joining Lafayette Elementary last year as the A.M. and P.M. Kindergarten teacher.  I am thrilled to return to Lafayette this year for the first year of Full-Day Kindergarten!

    What year did you start working and what jobs have you performed at Lafayette Elementary?

    2018-2019 - A.M./P.M. Kindergarten Teacher

    2019-2020 - Full-Day Kindergarten Teacher


    Hobbies & personal interests:

    I love to spend time with my family, whether it is at home or out on the town.  Some of my favorite outdoor activities are camping, fishing, and riding bikes with my family.  At home I enjoy playing games, sports, reading, and watching movies.

    In addition to my passion for teaching, I also have a passion for photography.  I enjoy taking photos of people, nature, and animals. 


    What do you enjoy most about teaching?

    There is no other profession that can compare to teaching!  One of the reasons I love teaching is because I consider myself a life-long learner.  I love that each day offers new challenges and a chance to learn and grow. But, the best part of my job is that I get to work with kids!  Each day is a wonderful adventure filled with magical moments created by kids. I love that I come to work everyday to teach children, and leave every day learning just as much from them as they did from me.  


    Additional comments/quote (optional):

    • Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. - Mr. Fred Rogers

    • Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people. -  Mr. Fred Rogers