The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Nikki Schweitzer

3rd Grade

Nikki Schweitzer is a 2016 graduate of Grand Valley State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and English Language Arts. Nikki has known since she was young that she was meant to be a teacher, and after spending a few years long-term substitute teaching in the public school system she was grateful to discover Pathfinder and it's unique and creative approach to teaching and learning. Nikki adores spending her days with her eight-year-old students at Pathfinder and is always looking for more ways to integrate her subject areas, as well as get her students outside more often. In the summers, Nikki works as a camp counselor at Pathfinder Summer Camp and was promoted to Camp Director for the summer of 2019.  


When not working, Nikki can be found hunting for Petoskey stones, reading, biking, hiking, rock climbing, playing ultimate frisbee, and enjoying all of the beauty that this area has to offer. She can frequently be found singing under her breath with a cup of coffee in hand. This fall Nikki will begin attending graduate school online to further her education.



B.A. Elementary Education & English Language Arts





(Photo Credit - Nicole Martin Photography)