Ms Nicole spent her childhood in the small town of Shaftsbury, Vermont. She attended Emerson College in Boston where she received her BS In Communications.
In 1999 she moved to the desert and it was there she discovered Waldorf Education. The foundation and principles of the early childhood program resonated with her nature-based upbringing in VT. Stepping into the EC classroom felt like home and she immediately decideded to begin her studies to further her education and become a teacher.
Nicole received her Certificate in Waldorf Early Childhood Education in 2003, from Antioch, New England, and shortly after that her MEd.
Additionally, she has enhanced her studies by attending many conferences and seminars throughout her tenure at the school, including the 3 year advanced therapeutic course, Nurturing the Roots, and many pedagogical storytelling and puppetry programs with Nancy Mellon, Suzanne Down and ALMA partners.
Nicole enjoys yoga, baking, gardening, traveling with her wife and taking her dog for long walks. She shares her time between the Oregon coast and the Tucson desert.