Hello! I am Nicole Light, your English teacher! I am originally from Hingham, Massachusetts, but I have been living in Sarasota for more than 20 years. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut where I double majored in English and Spanish. After college, I lived in Quito, Ecuador for two years where I taught English as a Foreign Language. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! This experience, combined with my studies in Spanish have made me fluent in Spanish. When I returned from Ecuador, I entered the professional work world. I worked for almost 10 years in the IT field in the retail industry. I had the chance to travel all over the United States working for retailers and their associates. In 2001, I made the decision to go back to teaching. Since I am dual certified (English and Spanish), I started my teaching career teaching English at Southeast High School in Bradenton, Florida. Three years later in 2004, I came to Pine View where I've been teaching ever since! I have been married to my husband, Jeff, since 2008, and we have an amazing little boy named Drew who is 9 years. I am so excited to meet you, and I look forward to working with you this school year.