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Ms. Nicole Liddiard

1st Grade

Hello there!  Thank you for visiting! 

My name is Nicole Liddiard and I am a first grade teacher here at S. Christa McAuliffe S.T.E.M. Academy.  I am honored to be a member of McAuliffe’s soaring silver falcon family.  We are truly a wonderful community… students, parents, teachers, staff, and ALL.  I look forward to making our 2023-2024 1st grade class a part of the McAuliffe community. 

Here’s a bit about me…

I am a proud Colorado native, born and raised in Grand Junction.  The Colorado mountains are my happy place, and I enjoy all of the things that they have to offer.  Kayaking, paddle boarding, and camping are my most favorite activities.  I have a black lab, named Gamble.  She is my fur-baby and takes up a huge piece of my heart.  We spend a lot of time together playing and snuggling. 

I graduated from Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, Colorado.

I have spent my teaching career teaching 2nd graders (for six years in Grand Junction) and 4th graders (for seven years here at McAuliffe).  And now... I am joining the first grade world!  I am so excited to get the opportunity to teach cute, little first graders now.  Just so you know, I have a feeling that first graders are going to be my favorite.  I am passionate about teaching, and can’t imagine doing anything else.  Each day, I strive to make sure that EVERY child knows that they are important, valued, and loved, that EVERY child learns, and that EVERY child is held to the highest of expectations.  Learning is not always easy, but through perseverance, support, learning from mistakes, and reaching for the highest of stars, we can grow.  My students are my kids and I feel privileged to teach each and every child.  This will be an absolutely amazing year!



A few of my favorite things…

Color: green

Book: The Magnificent Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo

Subject:  Reading

Food: Italian food, chocolate, and gummy bears


Music… everything country

Sports Teams I CHEER for: New England Patriots, New York Yankees

Season: Fall

Place: Mountains

Hobbies: doing anything outside; playing with my dog; spending time with my family and friends; going to concerts; cheering for my favorite sports teams