My name is Nicole Almanzo and I am so excited to be in my 3rd year at St. Stan’s!  This is my 13th year teaching.  I have worked in both Catholic schools and public schools.  I have taught in a variety of classrooms such as, Gen Ed classrooms, special education classrooms, and ESL classrooms.  I have loved each experience tremendously.

I grew up in a nearby suburb and have lived in the city during college and for a short while after.  I went to Roosevelt University where I received my degree in Elementary Education with a minor is Psychology.  I am currently working on my ESL (English as a Second Language) endorsement.  Upon its completion, I will begin my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.  I am looking forward to both upcoming events.

I feel very strongly about parent/teacher communication.  I am available through Dojo or email ( and will do my very best to get back to you as soon as possible.  I do have 2 kiddos, so after school hours I may take a bit longer.  However, I will be in touch with you as soon as possible.  I am so excited for this year!  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

All the best,

Ms. Almanzo