Mr. Michael Nickerson
Social Studies Teacher
My name is Mr. Michael Nickerson, and I may be your child’s Economics or Social Studies I teacher this year. I have made a serious commitment to my profession as a teacher. My mission as a teacher is to instill a desire to be a life-long learner and to help students gain the confidence necessary to reach their full potential. I have high expectations for your child, and I will do all I can to help them meet those expectations. I am looking forward to a new and exciting year of growth. You may hear from me periodically because your involvement and support mean a great deal to your child. You are welcome to contact me at any time, should you have questions or concerns.
B.A. Major in Social Sciences from Simpson College;M.A. Education Administration from Marian University;P.D.C. Integration of Education Technology from University of Wisconsin Green Bay
1989 Des Moines Metropolitan Conference Wrestling Coach of the Year;1993 Central Iowa Metropolitan League Wrestling Coach of the Year;2009 Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction;2014 Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction
Social Studies Teacher and Coach (Football, Wrestling, Track, & Soccer) Des Moines Public Schools 1984-1995;Social Studies Teacher and Coach (Football, and Wrestling) Bay Port High School 1995-1998;Social Studies Teacher and Coach (Football, Wrestling, & Track) Pulaski High School 1998 to Present