Nicole Ostrander

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." – St. Augustine


  • Bachelor of Arts in General Education – Aquinas College; Grand Rapids, MI
  • Elementary Education Certification – Michigan
  • Early Childhood Special and General Education Certification – Michigan
  • California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

I am Nicole Ostrander, the First Grade teacher at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year will be my fourth year teaching at ABVM. I am eager to begin my adventure along with the First Graders this year! I have previously taught Transitional Kindergarten for three years. First Graders are active learners. Our classroom will be a safe and loving learning environment for all students. Each day will be filled with Reading, Writing, Religion, Math, Social Studies, Science, and much more. As a graduate of Catholic Schools at the Elementary, High School, and Collegiate levels, it was the involvement and support of students, families, faculty, staff, along with the parish community, that drew me to a career in education. In college, I had the opportunity to work as a Reading Tutoring Coordinator at a Grand Rapids Public School, intern at an Early Childhood Center and taught First Grade at a Grand Rapids Diocesan School. Other than teaching,I love reading,cheering for the Dodgers, watching movies, and spending time with family.