Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Dianna Nickel, and I have been with Wake County Public Schools since 1986. I began my career teaching 6th grade language arts at Ligon Middle School before deciding to get my master’s in counseling. I took a position as a guidance counselor at West Lake Middle School and then at Morrisville Elementary School. However, 6 years ago I decided to get my certification to teach CCR, and I believe I have found my niche. I love helping children recognize their strengths and become more confident in the classroom. I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NC State. I have been married to my husband, Glen, for 30 years and have 2 children. Kristina is 21 and attends UNC Chapel Hill, and Megan is 18. We also have 2 dogs, Aspen and Sierra, and 1 cat named Scooby. I am excited to work at Pleasant Grove Elementary School and enjoy summer vacations after teaching in year round schools for many years.