Polk Science Content Coach
Nicole has been a teacher for twenty years. She has taught from preschool to high school. Nicole grew up in St. Louis, MO and after she graduated from Harris Stowe University (HBCU), she moved to Kansas CIty, MO to teach elementary school. While living there, Nicole attended St. Catherine’s University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Education and received her certification as a Montessori Teacher. In 2000, Nicole moved to Orlando, Florida and began teaching Science in an elementary school, middle school and then a high school. Nicole presently holds certifications in Elementary Education 6-12, Earth and Space Science 6-12, Biology and she is also ESOL endorsed.
Most significant class in high school: Thinking back to my years as an elementary student, my favorite/most significant grade was 5th grade. Why you might ask, The Science teacher was smart and FUNNY.
Favorite “historical adjacent” movie: 300-Why Spartans Never Give Up
Favorite Book: All of them: I LOVE to read
Real-world superpower: Empathy