Case, Nichole (Science)

Hello Rockets! My name is...
Niki Case
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nichole.case@bcsemail.org
I am originally from the Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York, I moved to Raleigh in 2001, and 
I am so excited that say I recently moved from Raleigh to the Asheville area and can now call myself a Rocket!

Unlike most teachers, I did not start out in education. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology, and a Master of Arts degree in Geology.  After graduate school I started working in the exciting field of hydrogeology! That means I studied the movement of water through the Earth. My job was to look for and clean up chemicals spilled into the environment. 
As important as my job was, I didn't feel as though I was making the difference that I wanted to be making. I knew I needed to be doing something more meaningful and important. So I decided to become a teacher.
I LOVE science! Some would say I'm passionate about it! I'm even more passionate about teaching science! I love seeing young minds grasp new concepts and experience those "A-HA" moments.  
I am REALLY proud to say that I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2018! This was an incredible journey for me and one that, I believe, has made me an even better teacher! 

When I'm not teaching you can usually find me working out at the gym or hiking. But I can't deny that I spend some time with my buddies Netflix & Amazon Prime too. 

Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at nichole.case@bcsemail.org