Nicole is a Colorado native. She was born, raised and still resides in Thornton with her 12-year-old cocker spaniel, Lucy. Nicole spent her first 11 years of teaching in kindergarten at Mountain View Elementary. She joined the ARE family as a second grade teacher in 2017 and is looking forward to another great year! When not teaching you can find Nicole at her CrossFit gym working out and coaching, reading, cooking, or spending time with her family. She also enjoys camping, golfing, hiking, running, days at the pool, watching Broncos football, and enjoying fun and laughter with her friends. A few fun facts you might not know about Ms. Staff are she has been riding a dirt bike since she was 4-years-old, she has run 3 marathons and 2 half marathons, and she loves the challenge of learning new things. This summer she taught herself how to crochet and spent many hours learning how to walk on her hands!
Favorite color: blue
Favorite food: mashed potatoes smothered in spicy green chile
Advice to students: No goal is out of your reach if you work hard, give it your all, and believe in yourself!