Nicole Journal
Teacher Development Manager

Nicole has always loved learning, but it wasn’t until her early twenties when she started volunteering at the Daylu Dene School in Lower Post, B.C. that she fell in love with teaching others. Since then she has worked in education, first as a classroom assistant and later as a teacher, in the Canadian North and internationally in Nepal and the UK. Nicole has taught lots of different things, from horse riding to introductory accounting, but her favourite subjects are Social Studies and English. She believes social justice begins with equitable education and always tries to teach with this belief in mind. She is passionate about play-based, inquiry-based, and experiential education. For the past five years, Nicole has worked as an Academic Studies Instructor at Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit, Nunavut. While there, she loved working closely with students and learning about Inuit culture and language.

Nicole has a Master of Education specializing in Adult Education from the University of New Brunswick, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University. She is certified to teach by the Ontario College of Teachers. There is nothing Nicole enjoys more than a good story. She can often be found searching one out in movies, books, and conversations. When not enjoying good stories she tries to live them by travelling to new places, trying new experiences, and always talking to strangers.