ExCEL Award Celebration

Congratulations to Nicole Smith, a counselor at Charlestown Middle School, for being named as the 2018 WHAS-11 ExCEL Award winner for Greater Clark County Schools. On May 16th, Nicole was honored by WHAS-11’s Gary Roedemeier and presented with the famous fold apple, as well as $1,000 from LG&E/KU to use for school purchases.

Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Missouri, a Masters of Science in Education from Southwest Baptist University and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Indiana University Southeast. Nicole has 16 years of experience in education, eight with Greater Clark County Schools.

Nicole has accumulated many hours of professional developing in differenention and acceleration, including presenting at a Pathways Conference at the Lake of Ozarks on the use of daily differentiation in the classroom. She has attended multiple workshops on topics regarding gifted students, gender issues, poverty issues, and students who are on the spectrum. She has been trained in suicide prevention using the Jason Foundation curriculum. Her recent passion has come from a workshop called Overcoming Child Abuse to Passing Erin’s Law.

Nicole’s tireless work ethic is enviable. She is a self-starter displaying initiative in every aspect of her job. She is a valuable co-worker, an experienced counselor and a committed friend to all who are blessed to know her. Congratulations Nicole!



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