Teacher Name:Phyllis Nickerson
School Email Address: pnickerson@henry.k12.ga.us
Subjects I Teach: Math I, Math 2, Math 3/GHSGT Prep
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Welcome to Mathematics with Mrs. Nickerson!
 
I was born and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida, about 6 miles north of Daytona Beach.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Mercer University, in Macon, Georgia.  I also completed my Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Furman University, in Greenville, South Carolina.  Later, I received my Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University, in Maryville, Tennessee.
 
This year marks my 25th year as a classroom teacher.  Because of the military, I have taught math in several states.  My career in education began at Fort Stewart, GA, where I taught at Bradwell Institute for 5 years. My travels then took me and my family to Roswell, New Mexico, where I taught at Roswell High School for 2 years.  The military transferred my husband to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and I joined him with our two daughters.  When I left Kansas, I taught math at Leesville High School in Leesville, Louisiana.  I stayed there for 2 years and then found my way to Henry County, by teaching at Eagle's Landing High School, where I taught math for 7 years, between 1995-2004.  When I wasn't teaching at Eagle's Landing, I was teaching at Southside High School, in Greenville, South Carolina and Fort Knox High School, at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  When my youngest daughter graduated from ELHS in 2004, I joined the staff at Patrick Henry High School.  Currently, I am enjoying my 8th year at Patrick Henry.  Out of all of my teaching experiences, by far, Patrick Henry has been the most challenging and rewarding!
 
I live in Ellenwood with my husband of 30 years, Thomas, who is a retired Army colonel, who gave service to this great country of ours for 30 years.  I have two daughters, Rebecca, an OB/GYN at Emory, and Sarah, an ELHS graduate and soon to be an educator, too.  Sarah is the mother of my 1st grandchild, Eli, who I am simply smitten with.  Believe or not, both of my girls are married to great guys who are both named Brandon.  I address them as Rebecca's Brandon and Sarah's Brandon.  I am truly blessed to have my family and a career that allows me help educate today's youth and hopefully, to make a positive difference in their lives.