Spent 13 years teaching (4-6th grade and 9th grade) in under-resourced, urban public schools (MN and Brooklyn, NY). Executive Director of PowerTools, LLC, an educational and corporate consulting firm that specializes in SEL, Advisory, school culture and climate and teacher effectiveness. Also consult in areas of diversity and inclusion, classroom management, change management, and effective teaching.
Constructivist, inquiry based, student-centered, SEL focus, culturally responsive practice, restorative justice/practice. Focus on youth voice and choice. Very informed by cognitive science and brain research. Proponent of Growth Mindset.
Walter N Rothschild Teacher of the Year Award in 1999
B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, International Relations, French Area Studies M. Ed in Elementary Education
Nina is Executive Director of PowerTools, LLC Check out her website at www.PowerToolsForProgress.com