Nicole Wall (Niki) was born in 1963 in Thessaloniki, Greece, and moved to the United States in 1982. She graduated from the Wright State University College of Education and Human Services with a BSed, K-12 Ed--Language in 1998.
After graduation she began teaching German at Springfield High School, building a program of about 20 students into one of up to 120 students! She developed the German program course of study in the district and created an Advanced Placement curriculum for German levels III and IV. For two years she was the chairperson of the foreign language department and also served on and chaired the high school’s faculty advisory council. Currently Niki is the student council advisor for the class of 2009 and the advisor for German club, which is becoming very active in the Springfield community, particularly in promoting environmental responsibility. For several years, Niki has also been organizing student exchange programs in Germany and in Austria, hosting a total of 16 students from abroad. She has been invited to teach English in Austria next school year for English immersion week, and will also be taking several of her American students so that they can attend the school in Austria and stay in the students’ homes. Niki has organized eight student educational trips to Europe, traveling with over 75 students to various countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, and France. Niki is a member of the American Association of Teachers of German and a certified International Baccalaureate teacher; as a future graduate of the Ohio State University’s Master’s program in German, she intends to continue to grow professionally.
Niki says: “Wright State has instilled in me a passion for foreign languages and for teaching!”