About Mrs. Nicol

This is my sixth year teaching at GMS. I also coach Volleyball in the fall and Track & Field in the spring.  Outside of school I am a voracious reader, and I enjoy fly fishing with my husband and taking my  black Labrador, Melly, for walks.  She is energetic and keeps me on my toes!

Currently Reading:

She Rises by Kate Worsley.  

A historical fiction piece set in 1740s England, She Rises follows two narrators: Louise, a young dairy maid who has been called to become a Lady's maid for a sea captain's daughter, and Luke, a young man who has been press ganged into the Royal Navy.

This book is full of emotions, swelling and ebbing like the sea herself.  Louise is awed and cowed by the city of Harwich and her new mistress, Becca.  Luke, a small, scrawny boy of fifteen, is fighting against the sea and longing for his lost love.

I find this book to be a fascinating look at human relationships, and there's a fantastic twist thrown in that brings Luke and Louise together.
Currently Writing:

As a teacher of writing, I think it's important that I'm also a writer.  Currently I'm developing topics for a poem that will be my first piece of the school year.