About Nikki Zylstra

I grew-up on a farm outside of Primghar, Iowa, where I graduated from South O'Brien High School.  After attending and graduating from Northwestern College, I married my husband, Carl, and moved to Hull in 2000. We farm with Carl's parents north of Hull and have three children: Brooke is in 11th grade. Bryan is in 9th grade, and Brent is in 6th Grade. We love going to our kids' activities! In my limited free time I enjoy exercising, sports, reading, and scrapbooking.

Educational Background:

I attended Northwestern College where I received my Bachelor's Degree with a Major in Elementary Education, a minor in Spanish, and endorsements in Early Childhood Education and Teaching of Elementary Foreign Language.

Teaching Experience:

I taught Elementary Spanish for 10 years (7 years in Rock Valley Elementary) along with a variety of elementary classes.  This is my 12th year at Boyden-Hull Elementary.  While here, I have taught Elementary Spanish, 5th Grade Reading, 6th Grade Language, TK, and 2nd Grade.

Current Teaching Assignment:

This is my 9th year enjoying 2nd Grade students each day!

Other Extra Curricular Duties:

I translate for our school district in order to help communicate with our Hispanic families.

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