Degrees and Certifications:
M. Ed. Educational Leadership, Madonna University, 2010 BA English, Music Education, Madonna University, 2005 Teacher Certificate: 6-12 English, K-12 Music, Michigan Additional Certificate: Piano Pedagogy, Madonna University, 2003
Welcome to my teacher webpage for Buchanan Elementary School.
Hello. My name is Nicole Geverink (pronounced G-EVER-INK). I was born and raised in the Livonia area, and attended Buchanan, Riley, and Churchill/CAPA as a student. My own children attend Livonia Public Schools as well. I love all things related to music and the arts. In addition to my collegiate studies in music education and English, I studied classical piano, voice, and piano pedagogy. I spent many years performing in recitals, and continue to play outside of work for enjoyment. With well over a decade of teaching under my belt, I have taught in many different schools throughout Livonia Public Schools, as well as neighboring districts. My teaching career began at Northville Christian School, where I taught K-6 General Music and 7-8 Drama Classes during the 2003-2004 school year. From 2005-2006, I was a substitute teacher for both Livonia and Farmington Public Schools, and served as a piano accompanist at Holmes for one semester. I also taught private piano and voice lessons at Ward School of the Fine Arts as well as through my home studio. Next, I taught vocal and instrumental music at Cooper Upper Elementary School (LPS) from 2006-2012, while also teaching summer school English classes at Thurston High School. From 2012-2018, I took time off to grow my family and spend time with my little ones at home. During this time, I became involved with a few local talent agencies and had the opportunity to work as a commercial actress/print model and auto show product specialist. I still do a few gigs here and there. In the spring of 2018, I was ready to return to teaching and LPS. Since 2018, I have had the opportunity to teach choir, music theater, and ELA 11 classes while traveling between all 3 middle schools and Stevenson High School. I'm super excited to be in one building this year at Buchanan and share the gift of music with your children. My love for music started many years ago while at Buchanan, so I look forward to giving back to the community that first inspired me.