Nicole Balstad

Preschool Teacher
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This is Nicole’s 5th year teaching at Crossroads. She began as a Daycare Worker to being a Preschool Assistant. Now she is a Preschool Teacher and has been for the past 3 years. She is so excited for this school year and to be on the early education team. She attends and serves in Kids Ministry on the weekends on the Elementary Team. Nicole is working on her Teaching Credential at Hope International University. She loves Disney, the beach, and spending time with her family. Miss Nicole also loves to travel and has been to Kenya 5 times on a missions trip with Crossroads. She lives with her Mom, younger sister Madi, and her dog Gigi. Nicole loves the Lord and being able to live a Godly life especially being part of Crossroads family is her favorite.

Nicole has always loved teaching and knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was in elementary school. She has always loved being with kids between babysitting growing up and serving in kids ministry when she was 12 years old. She has always loved sharing the love of Jesus to her learners. Nicole has always wanted to teach and knows this has been God’s purpose for her since she was very young.

What does a God-first School mean to her? A God-First School is being able to always have God first in our life. It is important to be able to have Jesus and be able to shine his light and never forget how important it is to stay focus on him. When teaching at a school that bring God first it is important to be able to teach the learners about Jesus and how much he loves them so much. We are Crossroads and are meant to love on all his children and be able to teach them about him.