2002 to Present
Czesc (Hello)! My name is Joanne Niklewski and I am currently a Bear (ages 2 to 4) teacher at Woodroe Woods.
After 5 years of working at Southwest Airlines and traveling the world, I decided it was time for something new. Although I previously earned an Associate of Arts degree in computer graphics, I quickly realized my creative skills were better utilized in early childhood education. I returned to school to complete the units needed to become a preschool teacher and have never looked back! Valentines Day 2016 will mark my 14th year teaching.
On a personal note: I was born in Warsaw Poland and came to the United States at the age of 5. I feel extremely fortunate to have ‘landed’ in California. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 3 F’s… family, friends and my fiancé : cooking, crafting, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors in Lake Tahoe.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to work in a nurturing, loving environment where children can learn and experience new challenges that will help build their confidence while they play. I look forward to continued success and new discoveries with the amazing team of teachers that I get to collaborate and learn from every day. This is truly my dream job!