My name is Nina Costello. I have dual licenses in early childhood (birth-age 8) and special education. I completed my Masters in Education through College of St. Catherine in Curriculum and Instruction. Both of these undertakings have guided me into the wonderful, exciting, and ever-changing world of teaching.
Working with children gives me an interesting perspective on life through a child’s eyes. It keeps me more imaginative, realizing what is really important, and practicing forgiveness. Previously I worked in a before and after school program for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. I was the site manager and worked to create enrichment programming for the students as well as led the staff. Before coming to Taiwan I was a kindergarten teacher. During that time I learned the early years were the best fit for my teaching style. In my classroom, I believe in incorporating the arts in as many ways as possible.
Outside of teaching I love to immerse myself in art, culture, and travel. I enjoy seeing new places, trying things I have never done before, and seeing as many places as I can on this beautiful island. I have been a dancer my whole life, play two instruments, and enjoy exploring through multiple art mediums. I love living in Taiwan. This island is simply incredible and I am so grateful for the opportunity to live and work here.