Dear Families,Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Niki Pascale and I will be your child's teacher this year! I’m very excited about the upcoming year and have many things in store for my students. They will be learning about Westward Expansion, Native American tribes, Geography, States of Matter, and we will be able to do other fabulous activities!At this time, I want to let you know a little bit about myself. I grew up in Tempe and attended Corona del Sol High School. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education and graduated with Honors from University of Phoenix. This will be my third year at Power Ranch Elementary school as a 2nd grade teacher. I previously worked for two years in Special Education at a charter school. I feel very fortunate to be apart of the Power Ranch staff as well as your child's teacher! I enjoy going to Disneyland, gardening, reading, swimming, and spending time with my family. My other passions are Target, Starbucks, Halloween, anything vintage, and anything having to do with History. I am married and have a son who also attends a Higley school.I believe that teachers and parents should all work together as a team to encourage our students. I strongly believe in a warm, caring, and supportive classroom that is also very structured and organized. We should all respect and encourage each other throughout the year. Communication is very important, so feel free to contact me at any time. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.I look forward to this coming year and working with all of my students to help them achieve success in the classroom!