Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Psychology - minor Child Development Masters, Elementary Education Certified K-9 Education
Ms. Nicki Fagust
Welcome to my classroom home! My name is Nicki Fagust and I'm excited to be your child's teacher for the next school year! I look forward to learning with them and being your partner in your child's education. Together, we will help your children become capable, 21st century learners.
I grew up in rural Missouri and attended Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in Kirksville, MO. I graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology with an area of emphasis in Child and Family Development. Shortly after graduation, I moved to Bolingbrook and have lived here ever since.
I'm the proud mom of two young adults, both attended Jonas Salk, Humphrey Middle School, and Bolingbrook High School. My daughter, Emma, is a college student majoring in criminal justice and forensic psychology. My son, Brandon, is a college student majoring in data analytics. Prior to beginning my teaching career, I spent nearly 20 years as a case manager for adults with severe and profound disabilities. I spent another 5 years working with at-risk youth in community-based programs as the Director of Youth Services for DuPage Township. When my children were young, I decided to pursue my first love, teaching. I returned to school and earned my Masters of Education in December 2006 from the University of Phoenix. I have been teaching since 2008 and have loved every minute!