Betsy Nikolai

Release-Time Teacher

Phone: 684-3404 Ext.112
Email: enikolai@ilutheran.org

Mrs. Nikolai has over 20 years of experience teaching various grades at Immanuel. She graduated from (Dr.) Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn. with a B.S. in Education and a minor in English, and has also taken many continuing education classes, mostly in the areas of reading, language arts, and literacy. She currently teaches in the afternoons at Immanuel, providing release time to our principal, athletic director, and school music director, who are teachers in our 3rd - 8th grade classrooms.

Betsy's other past responsibilities at Immanuel have included full-time teaching positions in first grade, third grade, and fifth grade, and many years coaching volleyball and track. At various times she has also coached basketball, softball, and soccer.

Betsy (actual given name: Elizabeth) is originally from La Habra Heights, California. She and her husband, Zach, have been blessed with two children, Andrew and Luke, both of whom are students at Manitowoc Lutheran High School. She enjoys music and sports, and has fun with her family going on day trips and traveling to see friends and family.