B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University; Ed.M., Lesley University. After graduating from Tufts University, Nicole spent seven years developing curriculum and teaching middle school in both public and private schools. After teaching, she served as Director of Breakthrough Collaborative, a comprehensive summer and after-school program that trains college students to become teachers. At Breakthrough, Nicole oversaw all aspects of the middle school program, including teacher-training, program design, and financial management. In Nicole's most recent experience, she served as Dean of Instruction at a public middle and high school in Oakland, California where she coached teachers, led professional development, data-inquiry, and supported the development of the International Baccalaureate Program. Nicole is currently working with a team of educators to open a new school in Northern California.