Phone: (803) 438-8018
Degrees and Certifications:
University of New Mexico: Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Science Webster University: Master's of Educational Technology with a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning
Mrs. Nicci Marken
My name is Mrs. Marken and I am excited to be teaching third grade as a part of the eAcademy at Wateree Elementary this year. This will be my 5th year at Wateree and my twelfth year teaching. Prior to joining the Wateree team, I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Science (2003) from the University of New Mexico. I then taught kindergarten and fifth grades in a small town in Missouri for a couple of years. Next, I moved to Columbia, SC to teach third and fourth grades at Windsor Elementary in an integrated technology classroom. Finally, I earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology with a certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from Webster University (2015) while being a stay-at-home-mom. As you can imagine, I am incredibly grateful for all of that technology experience now. It is definitely coming in handy.
When I am not teaching, I am busy being a wife to Mr. Marken and a mom to two daughters, Sierra and Rylie. In our free time we love to watch movies, play board games, read, try new recipes, play with our dogs, and explore the world around us. With this crew life is always active and full of new experiences.
As we begin a new school year, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns. I can’t wait to work together to make our school year fun, exciting, and successful!