Meet Mrs. Onken

Mrs. Onken

Hello Families!
My name is Nikee Onken and I am a Colorado Native. This is my 17th year with the Timber Trail Family!  I began as a Severe and Significant Needs Assistant and then moved to kindergarten for a while and really enjoyed both experiences!  I have been in first grade for the last several years and have enjoyed continuing my learning and practices to better give the gift of education to all of my kiddos! 
I received my Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University where I studied Behavioral Science and Elementary Education.  Later I received my Master's degree from American Military University where I studied Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Literacy.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE what I do and I look forward to teaching, learning, loving, and laughing each and every day with my kiddos!
My husband Andrew and I live in Centennial with our 2-year-old Silver Lab fur baby Freya May!   I have a love and passion for the ocean and all things mermaid!  I enjoy sewing, photography, creating, dreaming, being outdoors, spending time with family, and seeking adventures! The things I cannot live without are music, flip-flops, and Converse sneakers :)
I believe that each and every child is a true gift with the potential to do anything they put their mind to, and that they are all amazing humans who can grow up to "BE SOMEBODY BIG!"  I value each and every kiddo as a whole child and truly cherish forming and maintaining bonds with them.  I take pride in creating a safe, loving, and nurturing environment where students feel free to be themselves and conquer all of their goals, and have no fear in sharing their wishes and dreams!
I promise to treat your kiddo as if they were my own, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing them with me!

" Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
-Oscar Wilde

"Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean."
-Unknown


                             Andrew and Nik Freya May