Kelly Nikkel

I love teaching fifth grade at Pella Christian Grade School! I'm a graduate of PCGS, PCHS, and Dordt College.  After graduating from Dordt College in 2000 with an Elementary Education major and Physical Education minor, I taught 4th Grade at Oskaloosa Christian School for 2 years.  I was then a stay at home mom for 12 years before substitute teaching on a regular basis.  This is my third year teaching fifth grade at PCGS.

My husband Micah and I have been married for 21 years.  Micah works at Pella Corporation in the Information Technology department.  We have been blessed with four great kids - Erica (17), Luke (15), Chloe (11), and Ava (9).  In my free time I enjoy watching my children's activities, walking with friends, and spending time with my family.

It is a privilege to teach at Pella Christian and to partner with parents as we work to develop each child's unique, God-given gifts. My deep hope this year is that my classroom will be a place where we can be rooted in God's Word, grow in our knowledge of Jesus Christ and His creation, and branch out to joyfully serve in His Kingdom.  Christian education is such a blessing, and I'm so thankful to be a part of it here at PCGS!