2nd Grade

Mrs. Nicole Cottman

 2nd Grade, Music Director
 Email: ncottman@stphilipsmilwaukee.com

Mrs. Nicole Cottman is our 2nd grade teacher. She came to St. Philip's in 2012.


Mrs. Cottman is married with three children: Adelaide, Gabriel and Josephine .


Mrs. Cottman graduated from Martin Luther College in 2001. She has experience teaching all age groups from K-8. Mrs. Cottman's former schools include:

Scarville Lutheran, Scarville, IA from 1999 - 2000

Atonement Lutheran, Baltimore, MD from 2001-2002

Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, OH from 2002-2005

St. John's Lutheran, Newark, DE from 2005-2011

St. Philip's Lutheran, Milwaukee, WI from 2012 - present


When asked why she became an educator she said, “I became an educator not only because I was blessed with great teachers who inspired me but also because I have a passion for helping others. As a seventh grader, I spent my time before the start of the school day in the classrooms of the lower grade teachers.  There I read to the younger students or played games with them and helped the teachers get projects ready for the day. I loved being an important part of those classrooms and assisting those students and teachers! It helped me realize that I had the potential to serve God in a teaching capacity.”


Favorite Movie: It changes constantly, but some of my longtime favorites are: Glory, Rudy,  and National Treasure


Favorite Quote or Passage: Romans 5:8  “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”