Nicole has been the Head of School of The Advent School since 2013. Before her time at Advent, she served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. Nicole holds a BA in Political Science and International Affairs, and an MA in Organizational Communications and Development with a concentration on Cross-Cultural Communications. Nicole is a faculty member for the National Association of Independent Schools’ Diversity Leadership Institute and the secretary and chair of the Trustee Committee for AISNE. Nicole is also an executive committee board member for Waynflete School; a member of the Elementary School Heads’ Association (ESHA) Membership Committee Member on Diversity and the ESHA Annual Conference Chair for 2016; and a Partner for the Planning Committee for the 2017 Progressive Educators Network Annual Conference, and a faculty Member at Longy School of Music.Nicole is a Global Ambassador for the Queen Morta School in Vilnius, Lithuania, and is also a member of the corporation of the Community Music Center Boston and Lead Boston. Nicole has spent the last 20 years exploring equity and access in education. Nicole works with school and nonprofit boards across the country to engage in equity and justice work and serves as a mentor and facilitator for Administrators and Faculty of Color and Women aspiring for school leadership roles with the National Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Independent Schools in New England. Nicole lives in Boston with her partner Ray, their son Raymond who attends Boston Latin School and their two french bulldogs, Miles Davis and Biggie Smalls.