Instructional Coach and Professional Development Coordinator, CWCLA
Ms. Hill received her B.A. from Fairfield University in Connecticut, but then Nicole said farewell to her east coast roots and embraced life in Los Angeles, where she participated in a one-year volunteer program. Through this year of service within an inner-city school, Nicole became truly committed to urban education. She then received her M.A. in Education from Loyola Marymount University, which she received while teaching 4th grade at the Dolores Mission School since 2007.
She is incredibly passionate about progressive methods of teaching that allow all students to achieve full personal development and, in so doing, become actively engaged citizens who can promote a more truly democratic society. She has found a perfect fit in CWC, as its mission supports her personal values and beliefs about education. When first coming to CWC Hollywood, she was a member of the founding 2nd grade team and then moved up to be a founding member of 4th grade as well. In addition to her teaching roles, Nicole became a leader on campus, helping to run teacher education as the Professional Development Coordinator and Critical Friends Group facilitator. Beyond her role in the classroom, Nicole is eager to move on to a full-time instructional coach role to support teacher training and development – both at CWC Hollywood and Silver Lake.
Outside of school, Nicole can often be found practicing yoga or hanging out at her favorite coffee shops in Santa Monica, where she lives. She also enjoys reading, and cooking delicious vegetarian dishes!