Nicole graduated from Tidewater Community College earning an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science majoring in Special Education, a Bachelor of Arts Degree specializing in Psychology, and a Master of Social Work Degree specializing in Military Social Work and Public-School Social Work from Norfolk State University. Nicole is also certified as a Child Development and Educational Support Specialist.
Nicole provided special education services in diverse settings including Virginia Beach and Portsmouth Public Schools and Holiday House of Portsmouth- Intermediate Care Facility. Her career transitioned to Virginia Medicaid Home Health Services, Hospice and Palliative Care Home Health, Developmental Case Manager at Norfolk Community Services Board, and most recent Hospice Care Social Work.
Proudly serving as a Navy EFMP Respite Care Provider for fourteen years, Nicole has provided care for active-duty Navy families and their children that meet certain criteria. Given that the children present with a wide array of abilities and special needs, Nicole felt it necessary to use her educational background and experiences to provide individualized high quality of care affording families the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate with a solid piece of mind knowing that their children will be properly cared for.
Nicole has gained extensive knowledge and skills as a qualified professional working to help improve the quality of life for all individuals. She is passionate about her commitment to remain as an advocate and serving others.
One of Nicole’s favorite quotes comes from Hellen Keller-“Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much”.
looking for resources and guidance as I navigate special education and the military’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
interested in learning more about the unique needs of military special education students.
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