Phone: Ext 8645


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Biology & Chemistry/ Drake University Des Moines, IA Certified in Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12/Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ

Mrs. Nicole Dahlke

SPED Department Welcome Letter    

The last name is pronounced "doll" "key". I am really excited to be a part of the STMS team again this year! 

Originally from St. Louis Missouri, I graduated from Drake University in Des Moines Iowa.  I spent the first two decades of my adult life working for a large insurance company managing Casualty Claims.  Prior to moving to Arizona, I lived in San Diego with my husband and our four children.  That's where I caught the bug for teaching.  I obtained my teaching certification in Special Education from Rio Salado College in Tempe, AZ, and have been teaching in Cave Creek Unified School District since 2018.  

Contact Me: Nicole Dahlke 

Again this year we will be utilizing Google Classroom as our primary application for class communication.  

Parents click here for detailed information about how you and your student can navigate Google Classroom.



  • My educational philosophy is that each student is unique and should have a stimulating educational environment where they can not only learn the content, but they grow mentally, emotionally, and socially as well.  It's my desire to provide an atmosphere where this takes place and students are able to meet their full potential.  I pledge to provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas, take risks, and challenge themselves.