• New Teacher Profile: Nierika Nims

    by  • December 6, 2016 • Homepage, Local, New Teachers • 0 Comments

    BY NEDEN BERNADIN & JEMISHA SYLIANT 

     This year, Malden High is welcoming back to the English Department, Nierika Nims. Nims is currently teaching Grade 10, 11 and Advanced Placement English Language and Composition. Growing up in Cambridge, Nims was inspired by many teachers who impacted her life and reports that she always enjoyed working with young people. Nims recalled voluntarily correcting her young brother’s homework for him, revealing that her love for the subject of English made it seem that teaching literature and writing was a natural fit for her. Before pursuing a career in teaching, she went to the University of Rochester for her undergrad to major in Psychology and English, then went for her Masters Degree at Tufts University.

    Nierika Nims. Photo taken by Neden Bernadin.

    Nierika Nims. Photo taken by Neden Bernadin.

    Nims had chose to teach English as her career because it’s her passion. She also explains how English class allows students to be able to do almost anything with it still being relevant to the class.

    When originally applying to Malden High School, what grabbed her attention was the size of the school and found it to be "a vibrant and exciting place," between the diversity among the students and staff. She believes that students at MHS are special and doesn't find that often in other schools.    

    Her motivation to continue teaching is the students and hoping they see her as "someone who is open-minded and really values learning and hope[s] to pass that on." Overall, she is looking forward to experience another year here.

    About

    Neden Bernadin, a Junior at Malden High, is in her third year of the Blue and Gold. This year Bernadin would like to report on local news this year. Bernadin is a very shy and quiet person who likes to stay home and do homework after school. She reads any genre of books and is currently reading “ The Great Gatsby” in English class. She likes to listen to country music but likes any type of music. Bernadin states her favorite class this year is journalism because of how interesting and different it is from other classes she has taken. Her role model is her mom because she is very protective and cares a lot about what she does. Next year Bernadin is visiting family in Haiti and wants to know more about her culture and origin, but her dream vacation is Hawaii. Her favorite food is pizza and her favorite place to go is the mall. After high school she would like to go to college but doesn’t know which college to attend or what she would like to major in.

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