• New Teacher Profile: Nierika Nims

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


     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.


    Neden Bernadin is in her second year as a reporter in the Blue and Gold. Her hobbies include mostly reading nonfiction books, listening to music, and spending her free time outdoors. Her favorite food is pizza, specifically cheese and pepperoni but she sometimes likes to try different kinds of pizzas, too. Her top three favorite movies are currently The Hunger Games, Finding Dory, and the Fault In Our Stars. Her dream job would be either being a lawyer or a journalist. her mother is her role model because her mother is always pushing her to do her best to succeed in life.

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