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Ms. Nicole Shanklin

Ms. Nicole Shanklin joined the Belleville team in November 2018. Prior to working in Belleville, she was a K-12 Supervisor of Instruction, working with all levels of learners in multiple subject areas. Ms. Shanklin originally began her career as a High School English Language Arts teacher, teaching all levels from inclusion to Advanced Placement. Before entering the field of education, Ms. Shanklin attended The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for her BA in English and Secondary Education. She then went on to receive her Masters in English from TCNJ, her Supervisory certificate and Masters in Educational Leadership from William Paterson University (WPUNJ), and her School Administrator certificate from Caldwell University. In 2021, she received her Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL) through Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.


Currently, Ms. Shanklin is enrolled in Centenary University's Doctorate of Educational Leadership (Ed.D) program.

For the 2021-2022 school year, Ms. Shanklin will serve in her fourth year as Director of Elementary Education and ESL Coordinator for grades K-6. During her time at Belleville, Ms. Shanklin has also served as School #1 Principal for grades PK-12 and helped to directly oversee the preschool program in its first year of expansion.


Ms. Shanklin looks forward to continuing to cultivate a love of learning with the faculty and staff, parents, students, and Belleville community as a whole. She strongly believes in the importance of curriculum and instruction, and she finds literacy to be the backbone for all subjects, including math and science. She is a Google Certified Educator and loves infusing technology and 21st century skills into the curriculum. Students come first; therefore, Ms. Shanklin is continuously looking for ways to improve student growth and learning. Her main philosophy in life is to motivate and inspire others through modeling and leading by example.

Ms. Shanklin is married and currently resides in Nutley with her husband and daughter. When she is not immersed in a good book or curriculum article, she is hiking or playing with her rescue dog, Dash.