• Mrs. Nikki Rutter Daves Mrs. Nikki Daves has been with the 9 Mile School District since 2008. During her time here, she was a guest teacher for several years and then eventually taught 3rd Grade, a 4/5 combination class twice, and one year in a 3/4 combination class. She is currently Lake Spokane's Title I/LAP teacher. Mrs. Daves graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Elementary Education with a Math major and Reading minor.Here are a few quotes Mrs. Daves felt share her philosophy about teaching and being a teacher.
    "Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care." 
    --Horace Mann 
    "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." 
    --William Arthur Ward 

    "Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care."