Academic Life Coach

Nichole joins the LSFT team with 10 years’ experience as a School Psychologist. She began her career with the Geauga County ESC at Cardinal Local and was hired by the Akron Public School District in 2011, where she works at Firestone CLC and various other elementary buildings throughout the district. In 2016, she became a State Board Licensed School Psychologist; she is an active member of the Kent Akron Association of School Psychologists (KAASP) and Ohio School Psychologist Association (OSPA).

Nichole enjoys working with teenagers to help them realize that “you can do hard things!” and changing their mindset from “I can’t do it” to “I can’t do it yet.”

Nichole earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Communications from Ashland University in 2002 and her Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology in 2008.

Nichole hails from Orrville, Ohio and currently resides in Canal Fulton with her husband, Ryan, two youngsters, Rylinn and Branson, and friendly black cat, Apollo. When she’s not playing with dinosaurs, My Little Ponies or watching Sesame Street, she enjoys running, painting, reading and watching the Outlander series.