Hi, my name is Nicole Pegler.
I am excited to be joining Our Lady of the Way as a year one-two teacher in 2019.
I have been teaching in the Catholic Education system for 15 years and have loved every moment. I am truly grateful that I have been able to live out my childhood dreams of being a teacher.
I feel the best part of being a teacher is seeing children develop in confidence and independence, while being able to support them to achieve their personal best.
I believe my role is to inspire all students to be great thinkers, to be inquisitive and resilient. I hope to encourage them to use their creativity, skills and talents, so they may continue to grow into happy, successful and compassionate young people.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Teaching and more recently a Masters of Leadership at Australian Catholic University. My teaching experience has enabled me to work in a variety of school settings, from small to large, traditional to innovative, contemporary, open and flexible learning spaces. I have taught across all year levels as a classroom and specialist teacher. I have also been a member of several leadership teams, having held a diverse range of coordinator roles throughout my career.
I was born in Melbourne and grew up in Craigieburn. My wonderful and very supportive husband Travis and I now live in Kilmore with our three beautiful and energetic sons. James who is seven years old and currently in year one at St Patrick’s, and our identical twin boys, Jeremy and Jacob who are 18 months old. We have two dogs; Cooper and Tessie, as well as numerous fish.
Outside of school, I love spending time with my family outdoors- gardening, going on walks, kicking the footy and watching sport. We regularly go to the AFL and NRL to watch the Melbourne Storm. And although I follow the Carlton Blues, you’ll often see me going to Richmond games also as I am surrounded by Tiger fans.
I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work at Our Lady of the Way, not only because the school is part of my Parish, but because of the possibilities, enthusiasm and adventures which present in a new school environment. Having been a foundation staff member at a previous school, I understand what it takes to be part of a new and exciting learning community and look forward to being part of Our Lady of the Way.