Nichol joins Seaman community from Topeka High


Amy Riley

New Seaman Freshman Center teacher Jason Nichol helps a student during World History.

Seaman High School added many new teachers to it’s faculty for the 2020-2021 school year. Jason Nichol is among the new staff. 

Nichol will be starting his 22nd year of teaching at Seaman this year. He will be teaching World History in the Freshman Center, as well as an AVID class. 

Nichol received his undergraduate degree in Secondary Social Science Education from Kansas State University. He also has a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Washburn University. 

After graduating from K-State, Nichol began teaching at Atchison County Community High School in Effingham, Kansas. Over 7 years he taught psychology, sociology, and world geography. From there he started at Topeka High where he taught for 13 years, teaching world history and US history. 

Nichol mentioned that a good friend of his retired from Topeka High, so he was ready for a change of scenery. 

“I started looking around for where I could go for a change and thought of where would be a good place for my daughters to grow up and go to school. I have a 9 and 7 year old and I thought this would be an outstanding place for them to go to school and become part of a community,” stated Nichol. 

As of now, Seaman High School is on a hybrid learning schedule. Nichol says that it has been a little overwhelming to go from a “new computer system, new curriculum, new classes, and then trying to learn schoology.” But he is getting the hang of it. 

Nichol states that if COVID was not happening or could disappear instantly he would change the learning model immediately. 

“The first thing I would do is bring classes together so that I could see them all at once. Then I would travel.”

Outside of school, Nichol likes to spend time with his family, and enjoys woodworking. 

Nichol has joined the Seaman High School Varsity football staff, so he is very excited for the season to begin! His advice to high school students is to “get involved and live life to the fullest.”