Nicki is a former educator who believes in the abilities of all students and the value of a strong education. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from UCLA, Nicki started her career in education, teaching second grade in Gary, Indiana as a member of Teach For America.
Throughout her years in the classroom, she came to understand the importance of technology in education and wanted to broaden her impact beyond the scope of just her own students. This, along with her belief in children and the power of blended learning, led her to the ThinkCERCA team where she is excited to be someone who gets to bring educators to ThinkCERCA.
What is your current background on your computer/phone? Computer: A picture I took of a cliffside in Cinque Terre, Italy. Phone: A picture of a colorful wall from my trip to Colombia. I’m big on traveling!
Who was your favorite teacher? Ms. Horton, my fourth-grade teacher. She taught me some of the most important life-lessons I’ve learned.
What is your favorite quote? “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” — John F. Kennedy