Nicole Larson

Third Grade

About Nicole

My name is Nicole Larson and this is my third year teaching at Nasha Shkola. I grew up in Burnsville, MN and still live in that suburb today. I lived in Duluth for 4 years where I attended the University of Minnesota Duluth for elementary and special education. My goal in third grade is to teach students all subjects but also teach them to be responsible and independent when it comes to their own learning. When I am not teaching I love to read, spend time with my dog, and travel. I lived and taught in Ireland for 6 months in the city of Galway and traveled to many different cities in Europe, spent time living in Colombia and traveling around South and Central America, and have volunteered teaching English on the island of Bali in Indonesia. I love sharing stories and books with students from around the world.

What I love about Nasha

  • Small class sizes, the ability to provide an individual approach to learning, and differentiated instruction
  • Opportunity to build academic and personal relationships with each student and family
  • The staff cares about one another
  • The community created in the classroom Different cultures coming together to learn and personally learning to speak Russian

Why I teach

“Great teachers recognize that what they do is simply who they are. They understand that teaching is an extension of who they were meant to be.” -Jeaninne Escallier Kato


University of Minnesota Duluth
B.A. Education

  • Minnesota Elementary Teaching License K-6
  • Minnesota Special Education (ABS) Teaching License K-12
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Emotional Behavior Disorder
    • Delayed Cognitive Development
    • Learning Disability
    • Other Health Disability
  • Educational Computing and Technology Certificate

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About Us

Exterior photo pf Nasha Shkola facilities.

Nasha Shkola — Russian for Our School — is an academically rigorous K-8 charter school, providing a highly-structured learning environment for students interested in Russian language and culture.

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School Info

Nasha Shkola
6717 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Phone: 763-496-5550
Fax: 763-424-8520

School Hours
Monday – Friday:
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Office Hours
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 4 pm