Mrs. Nicole Bergquist

Phone: (208) 585-3251

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. - Mass Communication, Linfield College Secondary Education Certification - Social Studies and History, Lewis-Clark State College Master's of Physical Education - Athletic Administration, Idaho State University

Mrs. Nicole Bergquist

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”         - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am in my fifth year of teaching in Middleton, having taught in Weiser for two years prior to coming to MMS.  Throughout my seven years in education, I have taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies - both combined and separated - as well as 7th and 8th grade Science.  Although many people give looks of apprehension about teaching middle school, I absolutely love this age of young people.  They often still have the raw enjoyment of learning, but they are also finding (and hopefully loving) their own personal quirks.

I came to education after earning a BA in Communications from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, and working in public relations for a year in Boise.  Deciding to earn a Master’s in Athletic Administration, I paid bills working as a substitute teacher in the Boise and West Ada School Districts.  Quickly realizing that education was where I wanted to be, I began working on secondary certification in Social Studies and History.  This round-about way to teaching has allowed me to earn my teaching certificate through Boise State University and Lewis-Clark State College before completing my M.P.E. from Idaho State University. Obviously, my love of education overrides my loyalty to any post-secondary institution in Idaho.

When not working, I love spending time with my wonderful husband and three young children.  We prefer being outdoors - running, hiking or biking. We also enjoy traveling and being with friends and family!

Public education is a demanding yet rewarding realm in which to work.  We have the opportunity to work with lively, fun-loving people every day.  We also have the opportunity to see young people learning, thinking and growing every day.  I feel fortunate to face both the honor and the challenge as my career.