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Kortney Niles

English Teacher at HHS / 6th and 7th Grade Writing Teacher at West K-7

 

BACKGROUND ON MS. NILES 

I have been teaching for HPS for 12 years.  I started at West Middle School in 2000 teaching writing and then spent 7 years at Holland High School teaching English and Psychology.  In 2010, I returned back to teaching 6th and 7th grade writing.  I taught at Holland Heights, Jefferson and East.  For 2012-2013, I am teaching English at the high school 1-3 periods and then teaching 6th and 7th grade writing at West K-7 in the afternoon.  If you need to contact me, e-mail is the best option. knilesbu@hollandpublicschools.org

Just to let you know a little bit about me, I grew up on the east side of the state in Grand Blanc, MI. I grew up with an older brother, twin sister, and loving parents. I graduated from Hope College in 2000 and completed my Masters in Educational Leadership from GVSU in 2006.  I have two sons, Trenton, who was born in July of 2004 and Alec, who was born in September 2006. We also have a dog, Breckin. 

I value wellness.  I teach group exercise classes at MVP Athletic Club, Back to Fitness and Girlfriend's Fit Club in Holland. I have taught classes for over 15 years.  I have my own nutrition business as I am marketing director for Juice Plus+. (www.EducateJuicePlus.com) Besides helping others, I enjoy snow boarding, running, traveling, shopping, gardening, reading, writing, and most of all, spending time with my darling boys.

I love what I do in the classroom educating students.  I love working with people and helping them make healthy choices for their family and motivating them to exercise.   Most of all, I love being "Momma" to my two boys. Children are so amazing and beautiful.  I feel blessed every day to do what I do. 

I look forward to getting to know you this school year.  Check back soon for an update.