Nicole earned a degree in inclusive education from Syracuse University, earning certifications in both regular and special education. She has 25 years of experience working with students of all ages with a variety of learning differences. Her favorite part of teaching is developing relationships with her students and watching them grow academically, spiritually, and emotionally. Nicole has been married for 24 years and has a son, Cole, who is a junior at NC State, and a daughter, Hannah, who is a senior in high school. In her spare time, she loves to read, exercise, and spend time with family and friends.