Nicole Sibert-FaaborgSpecial Education 6-12
My favorite part of my time at UNL was following in my mother's footsteps at the College of Education. My mother, Bonnie Wulf Sibert, earned her teaching degree in Business Education. She went on to teach at various Nebraska High Schools with her longest tenure in Geneva, Nebraska. My mother then went on to work at the Nebraska State Department of Education. She served our schools for over over 30 years guiding curriculum and developing the future of business, marketing and technical education for the state. My mother also spent many years teaching as an adjunct profession for the College of Education specific to business teachers. Combining two of the greatest loves in my life, my mother and becoming an educator, was a dream come true.
I was a middle and high school special education teacher for a number of years. Then I earned my Masters in School Counseling from Portland State University which lead to being a high school counselor and most recently an elementary school counselor in the state of Oregon.
I've since taught special education in 4 states and went on to becoming a school counselor. The foundation that the University of Nebraska School of Education provided me has been priceless and prepared me in ways I could not have imagined.
Go in to education with your eyes wide open and with the understanding that being an great educator is to always be evolving, learning and willing to be flexible in your practice.