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Mrs. Dalla Costa 

      Hello, my name is Nikki Dalla Costa. I was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and was born into a family of educators who instilled in me the love of learning. I moved to Cape Coral, Florida in 2004 with my husband Mike and our two daughters,  Olivia and Jessica. Mike and I are proud grandparents to our beautiful  grandaughter, Leyla. She just recently turned two years old July 7th. :)   We also have a fur baby, an eleven year old Cockapoo named Benny Bosco.  


After many years of working with children, I decided to follow in the footsteps of my family. In 2009, I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree with specialization in Behavioral Sciences from Barry University, and graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude). I also completed all coursework in the area of Elementary Education and fulfilled all field experience requirements at several schools within the Lee County School District. I taught Social Communications for grades Kindergarten through Sixth grade at Veterans Park Academy For the Arts, where I taught children with moderate to severe Autism. I also taught Kindergarten at Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School before joining the Diplomat Elementary School Family.


 I enjoy any and all outdoor activities, which include camping, fishing, boating, canoeing, and I love to take nature photos with my family while exploring the beauty of SW Florida. 



                 Fun Facts

            1. Birthday: April 2nd

           2. Favorite Color: green

           3. Favorite candy: gummy worms

           4. Favorite Scents: Christmas tree (Pine), Cedar 

           5. Favorite cookie: Oatmeal raisin

           6. Favorite Drink: Strawberry Milkshake

           7. Favorite snacks: Popcorn, pretzels

           8. Favorite Flower: Jasmine

           9. Nationalities: Italian and Polish

       BONUS:  I LOVE GLITTER!!!!!


 I LVE learning new things!!!