For over a decade, Ms. Nicole has worked with young children in a wide range of educational settings, including early childhood and elementary classrooms in Montessori schools, a charter school, public schools, after-school programs, and as a leader of school groups at a museum of aviation.
Nicole graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies. When she discovered Waldorf education, it immediately resonated with her. She recognizes that play and creative expression are central to childhood development. Nicole remains active, through coursework, in continuing her development as a Waldorf educator.
Having grown up in both Oregon and Washington, she spent much of her childhood in evergreen forests as well as camping along the many beautiful rivers and lakes that grace the Pacific Northwest. These experiences flourished her lifelong love and respect for nature.
She brings to Woodhaven her passion for Waldorf education, for learning through play, for the creative arts, for nature, as well as her commitment to cultivating the emotional growth of our children. Nicole’s generosity and engagement with our children are visibly on display every day here at Woodhaven.
In her spare time, Nicole loves to go backpacking and hiking. She also loves taking photographs, reading, and learning languages.
We are so grateful to have her here at Woodhaven.