Nikki began her career as a teacher at The Compass School. During her 11 years of teaching at The Compass School she has worked with 4th-6th graders in various multi-age configurations. She attended the University of Rhode Island where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a focus on English/Literature. She also spent a semester studying at University of California, Hayward. Nikki lives in South Kingstown with her husband and two sons.