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Nicola Gallagher


Nursery Teacher

Having completed a PGCE in my hometown of Manchester in the UK in 2008, I decided to embark on an adventure teaching children in schools internationally. My first stop was Beijing in 2010, where I worked at the Nord Anglia school for five years. After that I moved to Hong Kong and worked for another international school before rejoining the Nord Anglia school in Hong Kong in 2017. I have been in Chicago now for six months teaching in Nursery, but I am very excited to be moving to the Pre-Nursery class this year and teaching the youngest students in our school!


From there, my husband and I relocated to Chicago, with our dachshund Jai Jai. Moving here has been an amazing opportunity. I am enjoying exploring all that Chicago has to offer, as well as having the opportunity to travel to different parts of the States, too. I am extremely excited to be teaching in Nursery this year, moving with some of the children I taught last year in Pre-Nursery.

I try hard to personalize learning for every child in my class. The learning experiences I plan and prepare allow children to develop the skills they need to succeed. In my teaching, I create an environment where children are engaged, challenged and most of all, excited. I want the children to feel confident to take risks and have a go at everything, knowing they are fully supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.

  • Universities Attended: Sheffield Hallam University, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Degrees Earned: BA(Hons) Media Studies
  • Certifications Earned: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary)
  • Professional Development Experiences: Assessment for Learning August 2018, Effective Practice in Early Years Teaching January 2018, P4C (Philosophy for Children) November 2017, Early Excellence Training September 2017