Hi, I'm Nicole.
WHERE I COME FROM
I was born and raised in Maryland, a product of Prince George's County Public Schools. I graduated from Parkdale High School in Riverdale, MD and migrated to Charles County in 2004. I have resided within Charles County for the past 17 years with my 3 children, all who have attended Charles County Public Schools.
A PASSION FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
After graduating high school, I went on to attend the University of Maryland, earning a Bachelor's degree in 2006. In 2012 and 2013, after returning to my alma mater in the graduate education program, I earned dual Masters Degrees in Healthcare Administration and an MBA. I have always enjoyed learning and growing, both professionally and personally. I have passed along my love for learning to my children and have always stressed the importance of education to each of them.
M Y C O N T R I B U T I O N S
First & foremost, I am a proud Mom of 3. I have two Charles County Public School graduates, and one child who currently attends 4th grade in Charles County Public Schools. I am also an Army Mom - Hooah!!
Throughout my residency here in Charles County, I have been involved
with numerous community organizations seeking to make a positive
contribution to the youth and citizens of Charles County. I am a former cheer coach for the Waldorf Wildcats Youth Organization and have volunteered with numerous community service organizations including Lifestyles, Inc., Arnold House, Charles County Youth League, Waldorf Soccer Club, and am a current member of the Southern Marylanders for Racial Equality. I have also been actively involved in the PTSO at several schools throughout the county that my children have attended and am a current Board Member of the Maryland Association for Administrative Healthcare Management (AAHAM).
Books not Barriers
If elected to serve on the Charles County Board of Education, I intend to work tirelessly to improve the Education System for all stakeholders including students, parents, and teachers. I believe in viewing Education as a whole, taking a holistic approach to improving the system rather than prioritizing one area over another. The success of an Education System is dependent on the individual achievements of all areas of the system. Prioritizing one part over the other creates disparities that lead to burn out, disappointment, and overall dissatisfaction with the system as a whole.
I intend to advocate for students and teachers equally, listening and assessing the needs of both groups, considering the critical role that each play as it relates to the success of the system. In addition, I intend to advocate for student and teacher supports, as well as parents, whose level of involvement and contribution play a critical role in the relationships between teachers and students, and the overall achievements of the Education System.