Meet Nikki Lloyd
Full Day Kindergarten Teacher
Nikki has a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University Chicago with a concentration in teaching religion.
- Synodically trained and called by ILCP
- Kindergarten department chair
- Choreographs for school musicals
I grew up in a Lutheran School and had wonderful teachers. I loved the close-knit community and knew by 3rd grade that I wanted to teach in a Lutheran School.
How do you feel students benefit from their ILS education?
I think one of the hidden benefits of a christian education is the sense of stability students have knowing “whose” they are. My christian education meant that my home and school environments were both reminding me daily that I was a loved child of God. That foundation grounded me and also allowed me to grow and flourish.
What do you love most about teaching?
I love the opportunity to foster a joy for learning and problem-solving in my students. I love watching them get excited about their own progress. I love dancing with them, reading with them, and learning with them. I love sharing Bible stories with them and impressing upon them how deeply God loves them. My faith is an integral part of who I am and how I teach. I love being able to share that faith with my students each day.
What does ILS mean to you?
I feel incredibly blessed to be both a teacher at ILS and parent of four children here. Immanuel’s teachers continue to partner with me to give my children the foundation of faith and character that I value so much. I’m grateful to be partnering with parents to do the same for their children, my students.