Siena Heights University,
Michigan State University,
Mrs. Kozal’s Favorites:
Nicole (Nikie) is a 1994 graduate of Notre Dame Academy. She earned her Business Management Degree and has spent the last 20+ years doing Graphic Design, Advertising and Event Planning here in Toledo and in the Cincinnati area. Her mother, Jenny Biler is a 1969 NDA graduate and worked in the school for several years as well. Nikie and her husband Kevin (St. Francis Alumnae ’98) have three children. They reside in Sylvania and her children attend St. Joe’s.
Ohio State University,
B.S. Human Ecology
Central Michigan University,
I came to NDA in 2008 after receiving my Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University in Professional and School Counseling. Prior to that I studied at The Ohio State University where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I love spending time with my family outside of work, especially my sweet, fun-loving child, Mallory. I look forward to meeting and working with you!
The University of Toledo,
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, English
Eastern Michigan University,
M.A. Social Foundations of Education
University of Dayton,
B.A. International Studies
University of Dayton,
M.A. Pastoral Ministry
Favorite saint and why: My favorite Saint is very-soon- to-be Saint Mother Teresa because she sets such a wonderful example of true Christian discipleship, as well as service to the poor and marginalized of our world.
Favorite moment at NDA: My favorite moment at NDA was the first time I experienced May Crowning- I remember the beauty of all those flowers and the sweet sound of the songs that were sung bringing me to tears of awe and gratitude.
Qualities your favorite teacher possessed: My favorite teacher was passionate about the subject that she taught, fun-loving, caring and supportive.
Favorite activity outside NDA: My favorite activity outside of NDA is simply spending time with friends and family. When I have a little bit of extra time, I also enjoy reading, cooking and going for walks outside.
Favorite place in northwest Ohio: My favorite place in nw Ohio would have to be Oak Openings because it is so beautiful, quiet and peaceful.
My teaching philosophy is borrowed from one of my favorite priests, Father Dave Nuss….students don’t care what you know until they know that you care. I believe in the importance of educating the whole person- not just the mind, but the spirit and soul as well. I am so grateful for the opportunity that try and do that everyday here at NDA!