B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development, Young Child and Family, from San Francisco State University
Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California
With The Meridian School since 2020
Nicole began her work in education in 2006 with Jumpstart, a national nonprofit focused on developing literacy and language skills in low-income neighborhoods, and volunteering at schools in San Francisco and Pacifica, California. She’s worked with teeny tiny babies to big eight-year-olds and all the way up to high schoolers; Nicole loves learning from others at all ages and stages. She believes that building a foundation of kindness and community best supports and prepares kids and adults to ask questions and take on challenges. Nicole has attended the University Child Development School Summer Math Workshop, Responsive Classroom’s Elementary Core, Advanced Institute and FlyFive, Equity Literacy Institute’s Racial Equity Facilitator and Advanced Equity Facilitators training and is a 200-hour certified yoga and wellness instructor. She partnered with Jackie Hughes and Ramiza Saheed to present at the 2022 NWAIS Fall Educators Conference. Nicole currently serves as the pre-K through 2nd grade Learning Community Coordinator. She is still exploring Seattle by eating her way through the city with her husband and enjoys people-watching, traveling near and far, music, and movies.
Meridian is an independent school in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood serving 200 students in grades K-5. We are located in the historic Good Shepherd Center, a community building housing several nonprofit organizations, which lies adjacent to 6.5-acre Meridian Park.
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