Nicole comes to NAIS from Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she recently taught first grade at a private preparatory school. She received her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and completed graduate school at the University of Central Florida. As the daughter of a three-time Teacher of the Year, Nicole has grown up with a passion for primary education. She believes in empowering and engaging children through dynamic, inquiry-based instruction. Nicole is a Level I Google Certified Educator, Certified Apple Teacher, and Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator. She is a proponent of implementing technology in the classroom, and has experience utilizing a wide range of digital platforms to augment instruction. Nicole's sister, Taylor, is currently a teacher at North Broward Preparatory School, a member of the Nord Anglia network of schools, and Nicole's alma mater! Nicole is looking forward to living in New York City and exploring the unparalleled culinary scene.