Having grown up in a family of educators, Nikki joined the noble profession after volunteering as an elementary school reading tutor. It was in her blood! More than twenty joyous years later, she is an education advocate and literacy enthusiast, having transformed students’ lives and improved educator practice through her service as a teacher, trainer, school leader, and curriculum and school improvement consultant.
What truly brings Nikki immense joy is her family, creating special memories while finding rare moments to steal away with a great book, delicious tea, her yoga mat, and occasional running shoes (accompanied by a banging playlist)! She dreams of a 100% literate society replete with equity, justice, and peace.
What is your favorite sandwich? A Frontega Chicken Panini from Panera.
Who would play you in a movie? Amandla Stenberg (past); Viola Davis (present); Cicely Tyson (future)
What is your favorite quote? “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau