I was born and raised near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I earned my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics at Bemidji State University in Minnesota where I also played basketball and softball. I also have my Master of Art’s Degree in Middle School Mathematics from the University of Northern Iowa.
This is my 19th year of teaching Mathematics. I have taught all grades from 7th through college. I have also coached volleyball, basketball and softball. I have taught 1 year in Minnesota, 12 years in Iowa, 3 years in Illinois and 2 years in Brazil.
I married my high school sweetheart, Todd, and we have been married for 19 years. We have two sons, Justin (9th grade) and Gavin (7th grade). They both attend PV schools. My husband works for John Deere.
I graduated from Northeast High School in Goose Lake, IA in 1987 (yeah Rebels!) From there I went to St. Ambrose University, graduating in 1992 with BAs in both English and Math Education as well as a coaching endorsement. While at Ambrose, I was active in music, theater, and athletics. I taught in Morton, Illinois for one year before coming to Pleasant Valley in the fall of 1993. I received my Master's Degree in Administration from Drake University in 1995, and in 2000, I married my husband Randy, a sixth grade teacher at Hopewell. He and I have 2 children: Elizabeth - age 16 and Matthew - age 12. I've been teaching at PVHS for over 25 years, and have coached volleyball and golf for a majority of those. I love working with high school students. They provide me with hours of entertainment and educate me in the ways of the teenage world. (Although, I still don't understand twitter!) In addition, I'm so impressed with their intelligence and in awe of their many talents outside of my classroom. I look forward to more years at PV supporting the blue and gray. GO SPARTANS!
My name is Nicholas Sacco. I am currently in my 9th year of teaching. This is my fifth year teaching at Pleasant Valley. I graduated from Alleman High School in 2003 and finished my bachelors degree at Illinois State University in 2007.
I began running long distance after college and it has been a life changing experience. Outside of the classroom I share my passion of distance running with students as an assistant cross country & track coach in the school district.