Kristine Nuivert reading with student

Kristine Nuivert left world of fashion merchandising for forests, rivers, small-town life

For the past 28 years, Nuivert has called Sandy home. She has taught in the Oregon Trail School District for 22 years, serving most recently as a third and fourth-grade teacher at Welches Elementary School.

“When I think about where I would want to be, this is just right,” she said.

Nuivert said she tries to be creative in how she approaches certain subjects of learning. And when those methods work, she also reaps the reward— “when you see kids overcoming a challenge.”

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Story and photo by Sandy Post Reporter Brittany Allen