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Natalie Nigam

Hello! I am the first grade teacher at Ocean Shores Elementary.


Hello! I’m Mrs. Nigam and this is my first year at Ocean Shores Elementary.

Originally from Russia, I live in Ocean Shores with my husband and a baby giant sequoia, which we have been growing from a seed!

I have a bachelor’s degree in energy and resource saving processes in chemical technology, petrochemistry and biotechnology and a master’s degree in elementary education.

I love first grade and all the learning, exploring, and fun we get to experience. I love helping students become better readers, thinkers, and friends to each other.

Favorite quote: “A genius! For 37 years I’ve practiced fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!” Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer