Special Education Teacher

Phone: 719.494.8700


Degrees and Certifications:

Nicole Vallance

I have been a Special Education Teacher for 15 years. Most of my years have been working with kids that have emotional disabilities or autism. I enjoy teaching social skills and watching kids build confidence in themselves. That is my “Why”.

I have two children of my own. My daughter Taylor is 23 years old, a UCCS student, and getting married this year. My son Noah is 12 years old and is in the 7th grade at Russel Middle School. 

I have been blessed to find myself on this team with other talented Special Education teachers. Our diverse skills and different ways of looking at problems has made me a better teacher and it has been amazing watching our students grow this past year and a half. 

“Building relationships with students is by far the most important thing a teacher can do. Without a solid foundation and relationships to build, no quality learning will happen.”