Nicole has 17 years of experience in the early childhood field. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island and is certified in Early Childhood Education. Nicole began her journey with Compass as a student teacher in the Explorer step with Ms. Marilyn and Ms. Karen as her mentors. She is excited to be a teacher with The Compass School which values nurturing children’s minds through nature, teaching respectfulness in a caring environment and allowing children to think independently and develop their individuality. Nicole is a parent of three children, two of whom are a part of The Compass School community. Nicole and her family reside in Hopkinton and enjoy spending time together camping, bike riding, hiking and working together in their garden.