Nicole Cegielski is a 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher at IPS Butler Laboratory School, a public magnet school serving a diverse population of students in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her school is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and uses the workshop model, project-based learning, and arts integration. Nicole was hired in the school’s second year and works side-by-side with Butler University professors in order to improve experiences for undergraduates who complete student teaching and practicum experiences in her classroom. Nicole also leas the schools RTI team to ensures support for students who are struggling emotionally, socially, or academically. She aspires to be an elementary school leader in an urban environment and inspire both students and teachers to ensure their success.