Nikki Woodbury is the co-founder of LightUpEDU and serves as the Assistant Principal of Dundee Middle School in West Dundee, Illinois. Before joining the DMS staff, she was the English Division Head and English teacher at Dundee-Crown High School In this role, her focus was on curriculum design and instructional coaching. Nikki graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education. Additionally, she has a Master’s Degree in Literacy and Educational Leadership.
Recent Posts by Nikki:
When I was a kid, I used to love looking at optical illusion images. I was fascinated by the way the images could change based upon a person’s perception or mindset. One of my favorites was this one. My first view was the beautiful young lady. While others,...read more
Today, spontaneously, I had a powerful conversation with a colleague in the hallway. These are always the best conversations. We began talking about curriculum and these “new” assignments she wanted to implement. She talked about designing models, doing cost...read more
I took a walk today and stopped in a few classrooms just for fun. As I sat in the back of one classroom, I noticed all of the positive posters displayed on the walls. “Today is a great day to learn something new!” “You never fail until you stop trying.” “FAIL;...read more
Recently, I came across a video that was introduced to me a few years ago. As a leader, I've used this video for many different purposes to bring a voice to different messages that I was trying to convey. Sometimes, the obvious is really hard to see. Check It out!...read more
Learning. It’s what we do as educators. We plan for learning. We monitor learning. We facilitate learning. We assess learning. But, I often wonder how much we focus on our own learning? We live in a new world as professionals. The amount of research that is...read more