Welcome to my ePortfolio! My name is Nicholle Vavra and I currently serve as an assistant principal. Originally from Michigan, I have come to love the great state of Texas! My hobbies include running, reading, playing music, and spending time with my family. I attended Michigan Technological University on a track scholarship for the 400 m dash and high jump, but now I run 5k’s to stay in shape.
After earning my degree in Chemistry, I have taught in Michigan, on a Navajo reservation in Utah, and previously in Dallas-Fort Worth area. I have taught Algebra 1, Precalculus, and Financial Math in Texas. I have also taught 7th and 8th grade Math, Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Biology, Algebra 2, Geometry, and 9th grade English. While in Utah, I helped to edit and pilot the textbooks for 7th and 8th grade math. Before entering in the role as assistant principal I served as a district instructional coach (focusing on math) then as the district instructional technology coach.
No matter what the course is, I always start the year with the belief that this will be a year of becoming problem solvers and relationship building. As a teacher, my mission was to help foster problem solving and critical thinking in all of my students.
During the adventure I call my Master’s degree, I was excited to continue learning. You will find many of the things I’ve learned in this working document I call my ePortfolio. I have always believed it is important to share what you learn. I hope the words of my husband always ring true, “I learn something new from you every day!”
Here you will find some “Bonus Content”. Beyond my passion for teaching, math, science, and technology, there are many things that shape who I am as a professional and a human being. Simply click on or hover over each image below for a brief caption.