Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Nikki Hiott. I am so excited to be a 1st grade teacher, here at JPES! While this is my first year at this amazing school, I have been an educator since 2006, after graduating from the University of South Carolina – Beaufort with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I began my teaching career in 2nd grade, which I taught for 5 years, before moving down to 1st grade. I am currently in my eighth year of teaching 1st grade.
It is my belief that learning should be an equal opportunity for all students, where those learning experiences are accommodating for all styles of learning. I strive to make my classroom a safe and inviting environment where students feel comfortable and encouraged to be successful. I am looking forward to a great year at JPES!