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

New staff member Nicole Shertz shares her passions with the Central Times.

Emme Moore, Staff photographer

Q: What are your basic job responsibilities here at Central?

A: I’m a special education teacher, so I help the students with special needs throughout their day and teach a variety of classes.


Q: What’s your educational background?

A: I went to Illinois State University and I got my bachelor’s degree in special education, and then I went to Northern Illinois University and got my masters in instructional technology.


Q: Did you have a previous job prior to coming to Central?

A: I worked at Giant Steps, which is a therapeutic day school.


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

A: I go to Chipotle every day after school. I love the food there.


Q: Why did you become a teacher?

A: I have always wanted to teach, and working at Giant Steps made me want to teach special education students even more.


Q: What is a philosophy you hold to teaching?

A: I believe that all students have different learning styles, and I want to be able to help each one achieve his or her goals.