Nicole Shanklin Bio
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. She has taught 10-12th grade ELA courses at all levels, ranging from college prep to Advanced Placement Literature and Composition. 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.
Currently, Ms. Shanklin is enrolled in Centenary University's Doctorate of Educational Leadership (Ed.D) program. She is also concurrently pursuing her Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL) through Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.
Ms. Shanklin serves as the Director of Elementary Education and ESL Coordinator for grades PK-6. From her previous experiences as a Supervisor of Instruction, she brings a wealth of knowledge in various programs. Most recently, she worked extensively with elementary school teachers to improve reading comprehension and writing through the workshop model. She looks forward to continuing to cultivate a love of learning with the faculty and staff, parents, students, and Belleville community as a whole. Ms. Shanklin 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, therefore, 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. When she is not immersed in a good book or curriculum article, she is hiking or instructing/coaching a morning group fitness class.