Nikki Gardner has been involved in School District Five since the oldest of her 4 children started kindergarten, 15 years ago. She has served in a myriad of positions from homeroom mom to leadership capacity in PTO's, SIC's, and various booster clubs at Chapin Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School, Harbison West Elementary School, and Spring Hill High School.
Ms. Gardner's experience with her own children in School District Five has made her a devotee to each and every student, a teacher advocate, a believer in intervention and early childhood education, a supporter of the arts and athletics, and a proponent of magnet schools and career centers. All of her experiences have made her a huge fan of School District Five.
Ms. Gardner has a Bachelors of Science in zoology from Brigham Young University graduating in 1998 and has spent the last 20 years raising and advocating for her 4 children as a stay-at-home mom. Her oldest is currently enrolled at BYU studying human genetics and is taking a break to serve an 18 month proselyting mission in Chihuahua, Mexico starting in February 2020 for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ms. Gardner's oldest son is a Freshman at Clemson majoring in Physics and she has an 8th grade son and 7th grade daughter at Chapin Middle School.