Nichole is a member of Moose Deer Point First Nation where she is currently employed as the Education Counsellor. In her role as the Education Counsellor she has worked in many areas in support of First Nations students and understands the challenges that parents, and students might come across at all stages of their education journey from JK to Post Secondary. With a Social Worker background and 5 years in Marketing/Communication with Metroland Media as one of the top Marketing Specialists of her region, Nichole’s goals include, improved and enhanced communication, building relationships between families, schools and school boards and communities, to enhance learning outcomes and the individualized learning experiences for all students.
Currently, Nichole sits on the Kinoomadziwin Education Body Board (K.E.B.) of Directors representing 23 participating First Nations across Ontario. She has been an active Board Member on the K.E.B. for 2 years, during the critical development of the Anishinabek Education System. This has given her extensive experience working as an effective Board member. Her passion to bring communities together, enhance education services and integrate culture into our schools has been demonstrated through her continued dedication in all aspects of this role. She believes that working together brings greater opportunity to understand the diversity represented by our students, families and communities and fosters a culture of understanding, mutual respect and collaboration.
Nichole is also an active member of the First Nation Advisory Council (FNAC), the First Nation Education Counsel (FNEC), and the Education Advisory Council (EAC) with the Ogemawahj Tribal Council. Being an active member on these committees has helped Nichole to gain unique insight and knowledge of the education systems and needs. She is dedicated to representing, not only her First Nation, but all First Nations. Nichole is passionate about bringing people together and working collectively in the communities to work through both the common and unique issues. Nichole is committed to continuing to work to build relationships with each First Nation and participate in a variety of committees to share her knowledge and take what is learned back to communities in order to better serve all students.