Phone: (520) 696-5275
Degrees and Certifications:
Northern Arizona University- Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education/Special EducationCertifications- K-8 Education Certified K-12 Special Education Certified
Mr. Phillip Nicley
Welcome to my class! My name is Phillip Nicley and I am one of the Special Education Resource teachers at Rio Vista Elementary School. I became a teacher in 2015, and am loving every minute of it! The resource program focuses on combining a pull out program where the students work on skills that they are missing in the general education classroom as well as involving inclusion as often as possible. I've loved working with the kids, and look forward to helping out many future generations of bulldogs!
Defining Moment in Education:
I can remember back when I decided to become a teacher. My 4th grade teacher was a different teacher than what I had ever had before. She not only inspired me to continue the classwork that was expected of me, but she also inspired me to learn. It was a phenominal class in which I learned more about what it takes to become not only a good student, but a good learner.
Core Educational Belief:
I believe that all students deserve the chance to be successful and the opportunity to access knowledge that they might not have the ability to at the pace of the general education classroom. I believe that no student should ever get left behind, nor should they have low expectations. All students should be held up to a high standard, and a high amount of responsibility, no matter the pre-existing conditions.
Before becoming a teacher, I spent time as a volunteer at the Special Olympics, Tucson Children's Museum, and whatever other classrooms that I could find time to be in.