One World Middle School
My name is Nicole Conlisk. I have been a NYC public school teacher for the last 12.5 years working in the NEST program with students with Autism. On 11/12/18 at 28 weeks pregnant with twins and a 2.5 year old son at home I was diagnosed with stage-3 Breast Cancer at only 33 years old. I was devastated. However I’m fighting and the cancer is shrinking. My students are inspired by my positive attitude and my fight to beat cancer. I receive emails from my students regularly but one in particular sums up how my students feel about me. “I already miss all the fun lessons and the way you connect with your students on a different level. Nothing feels right when I walk into your classroom and you are not there ready for me with a smile. Though I am still learning I will always remember your ways and techniques of teaching. Besides the fact that you are an awesome teacher I miss your personality and how you walk into school everyday with a smile enjoying the little time that you have with your students.The fact that I am thinking about you every second of the day shows how you have an impact on me.” Raising 3 kids fighting cancer and not being able to teach my students has been challenging. A cruise would be a great escape!