Hi there! I’m Nikki Kresky, the school counselor here at Barnum Elementary. The 2017-2018 school year will be my 4th year at Barnum Elementary. I am so lucky to get to do this job and work with these students every day!

A little information about my background: I have a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth (my hometown) as well as my master’s degree in Education specializing in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin- Superior! I’ve been lucky enough to have had the chance to work with all different levels of school aged children; however, my passion is for elementary age! I love children’s imaginations, resiliency, creativity, and zest for life! It’s contagious! I am thrilled to be here at Barnum Elementary with such a great staff, amazing parents, and fantastic kiddos!

When I’m not at school, my number one priority is my family. I’ve been married for 5 years to my wonderful husband, Chad, and together we have two awesome kids–Lincoln (4) and Stella (1.5). We also have a Golden Retriever puppy named Walter, who keeps us on our toes! I am currently looking into the process of getting Walter certified as a therapy dog, so I am able to bring him to school with me.