M.S.W., University of Nebraska at Omaha
B.S.W., Humboldt State University
Licensed School Social Worker, Birth-21
Nicole has a strong background in serving students within their classroom settings. For the last twenty plus years, she has worked in public, private, and day treatment schools assisting students with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to overcome challenges, develop positive coping skills, and learn to use their strengths to meet their goals. Throughout her career, Nicole has served as an individual and family therapist, school social worker, and behavior support specialist. She believes in leading students on creative ventures that increase their confidence and tolerance, and develop their ability to persevere through interesting challenges and group work. Outside of work, Nicole is a Destination Imagination (DI) team manager and uses components of DI with her students with autism spectrum disorder as well. Students come to love the flexibility, challenges, and problem solving skills they develop from her creative teaching style.