My name is Nicki Hejlek and this is my 7th year at Gotsch Intermediate and my 6th year teaching Third Grade. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. I completed a Masters in Education at Missouri Baptist University and I am currently working on a TESOL Certification. I am for sure a Life Long Learner! I have been married to my husband Matt for 7 years, we have two little boys; Owen 4 and Henry 2. We will welcome a new Hejlek baby in July 2014!! When I am not teaching third graders or expanding my knowledge in the field of Elementary Education, I can be found hanging out with my family. We love to be outside exploring the forest or spending time at the lake or the beach. On rainy days we like to build forts or do messy art projects.