Nicole Law is a Professional Development Associate with The Leadership and Learning Center. Nicole uses her experience to present instruction on Decision Making for Results, Data Teams, Case Studies for the 90/90/90 Schools Summit, and Accelerating Academic Achievement of English Learners.
Nicole has served as Curriculum Coordinator for English Language Learners, Cultural Responsivity , AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), Mathematics, and Science in the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. In this position, Nicole created multi-layered and faceted professional development for teachers and administrators covering all aspects of directed programs and curricular areas. Nicole has written curriculum in the areas of science, mathematics, and English Language Development. Nicole trained and supported administrators, teacher leaders, site coordinators, and school improvement teams in the Decision Making for Results and Data Team processes.
Nicole has an array of educational experiences. During her 15 years in education, Nicole has been a junior high science teacher, an elementary teacher, an elementary assistant principal, and an elementary principal. As a former elementary principal, Nicole led her school through a transformation in both school culture and instructional practice; she is now committed to doing the same for her district. Facing a growing enrollment of English as a New Language (ENL) students, Nicole is now leading her district in consistent implementation of highly effective, research-based instructional practices that transcend to all learners.
Nicole is accused of not living in the world of standardized tests and No Child Left Behind, but rather living in the world of learning and achievement for all. Nicole thrives on gaining new knowledge and pouring an abundance of her energy and passion into her work of developing others. By this, Nicole seeks to provide opportunities for educators to understand factors that allow all students to achieve academic success.
Nicole is a skilled trainer, presenter, and group facilitator. She thoroughly plans by prioritizing learning needs, organizing content, creating a learning environment, and designing learning experiences to deliver information in an interesting way to diverse audiences.
Nicole has received various recognitions throughout her career. She received the 2008 National Milken Award from the state of Indiana, Indiana’s Keepers of the Village Award in 2010, and was a recipient for the Center for Leadership Development for Excellence in Education Award in 2009. She resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, Stan and son, Kyle. Nicole and her family enjoy cruising, skiing, and spending lazy summer days at many of Florida’s beaches.