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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Nicole Padula coaches teachers at Olney Charter High School, a turnaround college prep school in North Philadelphia with the mission of having all of its graduates become strategic thinkers and socially aware leaders committed to positive local and global change. Nicole serves as a support system and pedagogical resource to a team of teachers by modeling excellent teaching, creating and adjusting individualized coaching plans, and facilitating weekly professional development. As a member of the leadership team, she formally evaluates teachers using an instructional rubric and conducts pre-conferences and reflective conversations to ensure maximized academic growth for all students. Nicole aspires to become a knowledgeable and reflective administrator of a high needs urban school with a commitment to students achievement and developing the whole child.