As Director of Sales and District Partnerships, Nicole develops collaborative relationships with districts across the country to help strategically reduce absenteeism. Previously, Nicole was the Director of Literacy for Scholastic Education, where she partnered with educators across the country to implement student-centered literacy frameworks. Her areas of expertise include instructional leadership and teacher effectiveness; content and implementation; and student engagement and independence. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado, a master's in Educational Psychology, and earned her undergraduate degree at Purdue University. Nicole resides in Dallas, Texas and in her free time you can find her laughing with family and friends, dining al fresco, or watching classic movies at home.