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Melena Gaspadarek

Melena Gaspadarek


Mrs. Melena Gaspadarek

I am excited to welcome our Nicholson families to another school year. It is an honor and privilege to serve as Principal of such a wonderful school. Our Nicholson staff is eagerly looking forward to partnering with our families to help your child reach their highest potential. I believe that building strong relationships between school and family are key factors in increasing student achievement. I look forward to meeting each and every one throughout the school year

Always SOAR !

Kelly Papp

Kelly Papp

Assistant Principal

Ms. Kelly Papp

I have worked in the West Aurora School District since 2000 after graduating from Illinois State University.  Positions I have held here at West Aurora are a 5th grade teacher at Hill Elementary School.  I then moved to 4th Grade at Hill.  After that i switched to Greenman where i was the STEM/ER teacher.  

I am currently the Assistant Principal at Nicholson Elementary School and am looking forward to a fantastic year!

When I am not at school, I love watching the Cubs, walking my dog Sadie, and spending time with my nieces and nephews!!