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Mr. Nicklas

Welcome to Countryside! My name is Steve Nicklas and I am very excited to be your fourth grade teacher this school year! I am really looking forward to the exciting school year we have ahead.  

This will be my ninth year of teaching, where I have taught both third and fourth grade before. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA and earned my Masters Degree in Education from Liberty University.  

What I love most about fourth grade is the content we will be exploring.  From the early history of Virginia, to electricity, to some challenging new math! My goal is that students understand how everything we learn in the classroom can be applied to real world scenarios. 

In addition to teaching, I have the privilege of serving in the United States Air Force Reserves.  I get to fly on a KC-135 airplane, which is used for inflight refueling and cargo missions. I have the opportunity to travel the world and I enjoy bringing my military experience into the classroom to enhance student learning.  

Outside of the classroom and the airplane, I love being outdoors and doing activities such as hiking and camping.  When it's nice outside, I enjoy being on the water doing all sorts of water sports. 

This school year will be a great year full of many accomplishments.  I look forward to working together to make this year the most successful school year yet. 

If you need to reach me, please email me at