Nicole Limperopulos serves as the Assistant Director of the Summer Principals Academy, which is the largest university-based principal preparation program in the nation. In her role as Assistant Director, Ms. Limperopulos is responsible for operations oversight, fiscal management, and student recruitment. She also manages program accreditation, and led the Summer Principals Academy to secure full national accreditation through NCATE. Ms. Limperopulos took an early leadership role in conducting a feasibility study and establishing partnerships that led to the successful launch of the Summer Principals Academy New Orleans. Ms. Limperopulos is currently enrolled as a doctoral student at Teachers College, and her studies and research interests focus on the cognitive effects that chronic exposure to community violence has on urban male adolescents. Additionally, she has experimented with the interface of technology and leadership, and has developed a multimedia case study designed to foster decision-making competences. Prior to her work at Teachers College, Ms. Limperopulos spent eight years as a teacher in the New York City Department of Education. During her tenure with the New York City Department of Education, she taught a variety of History courses ranging from Regents prep to International Baccalaureate, and was twice nominated for National Teacher of the Year.