Naperville Central welcomes new staff members for the 2019-2020 school year

New staff member Nina Vicicondi shares some facts about herself with the Central Times

Amisha Sethi, Profiles Editor

Q: What department are you working in, and what classes are you teaching?

A: I’m in the Physical Education/Wellness Department. I am teaching PE-1 and Adapted PE. 


Q: Where are you from? What’s your educational background?

A: I am from Glen Ellyn and attended Glenbard South a LONG time ago. For my undergrad, I went to Western Illinois to study kinesiology. 


Q: What was your previous job prior to coming to Central? 

A: I have been a teacher for seven years. My first teaching position was with SASED (The School Association for Special Education in DuPage) teaching the blind and visually impaired for PE. Prior to Central, I taught at Jackson Middle School in Villa Park for six years. 


Q: What are your hobbies or interests outside of work?

A: My hobbies/interests outside of school include spending time with family and friends, workout classes, and watching the White Sox, preferably when they win. 


Q: Why did you become a teacher? 

A: I love making an impact on students’ lives and inspiring them to value a physically active lifestyle. 


Q: What is a philosophy you hold about teaching, or, what can students expect from you? 

A: I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day to establish a class culture for each student to experience success.