My name is Nicki Becks and I am an Intervention Specialist. This is my second year at GEMS; I started here as a 4th grade classroom teacher last year and have moved into this new role for the upcoming school year. I graduated with my BSEd in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University and currently have my supplemental intervention teaching license. I was a member of the rowing team when I was a student at OSU. Before coming to GEMS, I was a reading intervention tutor in Big Walnut School District for 3 years. When I’m not teaching, you can find me skating for Ohio Roller Derby, hiking & backpacking, reading, or snuggling with my dog Athena and my cats Hermes and Tonks.