Nicole Pourchier has spent the past fifteen years teaching in various settings. After finishing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Auburn University, Nicole started her career teaching first and third grades in Gwinnett County. When her daughter Penelope was born, she began her doctorate program at Georgia State University and studied language and literacy education. After completing her PhD, Nicole worked in the Early Childhood Education Department at Georgia State teaching literacy courses to future teachers.
Recently, Nicole has transitioned into a new role at GSU working part-time in the Masters of Arts in Creative and Innovative Education program. Last year, she worked as LCA's Lower School STEM teacher, and now she is serving as the Middle School assistant principal. Nicole is passionate about best practices in education and enjoys spending time getting to know her students.
Nicole said, “As a whole school we are constantly dreaming about what it would look like to create an environment in which every child, regardless of age, would wake up and be excited to come to school. In my new role as Middle School assistant principal, we are on a mission to create a model school environment—the kind of place where sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students want to be, even when things are difficult in their lives.”
Nicole, her husband, and two children live in Loganville and attend Journey Church. When she's not teaching or watching her children play sports, Nicole spends her time reading, crafting, and taking long walks while she listens to her favorite podcasts.