Nicole Avise-Rouse is Teacher of the Month

TEACHER OF THE MONTH–The Teacher of the Month for November was St. John the Baptist Catholic School teacher Nicole Avise-Rouse. She is pictured with Brian Guebert of Edward Jones and her fourth grade students.

Nicole Avise-Rouse was named the Teacher of the Month for November by Brian Guebert of Edward Jones Investments in Red Bud, sponsor of the program.

Avise-Rouse is in her sixth year teaching at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. She currently teaches English and reading to fourth through eighth grades.

Previously, she worked for the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

She holds a masters in teaching, with an emphasis in English, from McKendree University.

Avise-Rouse resides in Columbia with her husband of 26 years, Kristofer. They have two sons, Kristian and Casey. They also have two dogs.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, acting in community plays and musicals, and drinking coffee with friends.