My name is Nicole Wagner, and I am very excited and honored to teach fifth grade this year at Catholic Academy of West Buffalo. I have worked here for the past eleven years as a teacher aide in several classrooms. Throughout those years, I discovered my passion for educating and inspiring students, and decided to head back to school in pursuit of a teaching degree. I am currently in the final stages of earning my Bachelor of Science degree and NYS Certification in Elementary Education Grades 1-6 with an extension in Mathematics for Grades 7-9.
I have an amazing husband and three wonderful children. Two of my children are graduates of Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, so I can attest to the quality of the education your child will receive here. Because of the dedication and hard work of the teachers at Catholic Academy, my daughters’ transition to high school was uncomplicated. Several of their high school teachers even asked me which school they came from, because of this excellent preparation for high school. I, myself, am a product of Catholic education (elementary and high school) and I believe there is no better education. Catholic schools not only prepare you for life academically, but also morally and spiritually.
It is my goal to get to know each of my students personally and believe each student has talent and opportunity. It is my job to focus on their strengths and give them the tools they need to succeed in my classroom and beyond. I believe in differentiating instruction and create lesson plans to meet the needs of every student: to guide students who may struggle with the content while, at the same time, to challenge students who may otherwise find it easy. Every child deserves an education tailored to their learning style and ability.
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” - Clay P. Bedford