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Nicholle Hardage

I come from a family of teachers. My mother taught at Johnson High School (Ms. O'Dell), and my father taught at various universities. I swore I wasn't going to follow suit! So, I majored in Psychology. As an undergraduate, I worked with a professor that ran a day care center on campus. He was on fire about teaching preschool children reading and math, especially at-risk children. I volunteered for every job needed at the day care; from teaching to cooking to research. I loved it! I continued to work there as a graduate student. It finally occurred to me that I loved teaching more than psychology, but realized that to get a teaching degree I would have to take almost four years of undergraduate classes. I'd had enough of school (and ramen noodles) by then and continued in Psychology. My first job in my field was at a technical school teaching automotive, diesel, and air conditioning technology. I counseled students on anything they needed. I loved it, but then I heard about an alternative certification program being offered in Houston to train special education teachers. It was a perfect fit for me. At first I thought I would get my three years teaching experience so that I could become a school counselor, but the teaching bug bit hard! I have been teaching ever since and I still love it!
Education: 
University of Alabama, Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of Alabama, Master of Science in Experimental Psychology
Certifications: 
Class A, Collaborative Special Education, 6-12
Class A, Collaborative Special Education, K-6
Phone: 
256-428-7640

Email:
nicholle.hardage@hsv-k12.org