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Nicole Taruc

I have been a CCE Colt since 2019. This is my fourteenth year teaching elementary school. I have taught second, third, and now fourth grade for five years. I am passionate about teaching lifelong readers, integration of the arts, and creating a nurturing and safe classroom environment that celebrates diversity and inclusivity.  I grew up in Vienna, Virginia and have my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mary Washington. I live in South Riding with my husband Jeffrey, our active toddler daughter Malia, and our adorable pug, Hercules. My favorite part of being a teacher is the chance to become a part of a child's family not only for that school year, but for the rest of their lives. I truly believe that meaningful relationships strengthen a school community! I am looking forward to a great school year!

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