Wecome to Mrs. Royea's class!
Hello! My name is Nicole Royea. I am a mother of twin girls, Jayci and Sadie, who are 3 going on 18. I am a Coachella Valley native, born and raised. At a young age I knew I wanted to be a teacher, just like my mom. I wanted to have a career that would allow me to contribute to my society.
In 2015 I was hired at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in Indio, CA, as a 3rd grade teacher. This year I belong to 27 amazing 1st grade students who have stolen my heart.
Over the past two years in the BTSA program I have grown as a teacher tremendously. The induction experience has challenged me as an educator and helped me expand my knowledge of the field while also learning to value myself as a teacher.
I have also built a relationship with my mentor, Trudi, that I will cherish forever. Trudi has been there for me during the highs and lows of my career, as well as my personal life. She has supported me in the times where I thought that I would not make it as an educator, when I was depressed and feeling down about myself and was ready to quit. And has been by my side when I felt over the moon accomplishment and gratitude. Trudi has been my guardian angel that has carried me through my first years of teaching. Thank you Trudi!
Thank you DSUSD for the experience, CTI for the support and Trudi for always being my mentor and friend.