Svetlana Nikitina

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Svetlana Nikitina

Svetlana Nikitina, a teacher, was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, where her family still resides. She came to the United States on her own in 1994 at 19 for college. She graduated from Patten University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Biblical Studies, and then from Golden Gate Theological Seminary in 2002 with an M.A. in Intercultural Studies and in 2003 with an Early Childhood Education and Administration Certificate. Her son, Alex, was born in 1999. Svetlana, Alex, their cat Felix and their rat William live in Mill Valley, California.

Stories by Svetlana Nikitina

Our “outdoors discovery center” at a preschool where I teach is really just a glorified playground. Today we are all about sandbox and...
After spending a bit over three decades of my life trying to channel the exuberant extrovert most everyone expected me to be, I recently admitted to...
My six-year old son Alex has his heart set on winning a tiny goldfish in one of the games at the Chinese Community Fair. We are standing in line for...