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Amber Nichols

2023 WV Teacher Of the Year

Amber Nichols is a kindergarten teacher at Eastwood Elementary School in Morgantown, West Virginia. Nichols currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Shepherd College and a Master of Education from West Virginia University. She has taught for 21 years. Nichols is an active member of Eastwood Elementary’s leadership, curriculum, and behavior intervention teams, and she is a mentor teacher for future teachers. She always strives to set rigorous academic and social-emotional goals for each child in her class, and she prides herself on creating an enriching classroom environment in which all students feel safe, loved, and appreciated. Nichols also enjoys writing and spending time with her husband, three children and two dogs.