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Nicole Harper

I was inspired by my high school Commercial Art teacher to pursue Art Education as a career. Being the first in my family to even graduate high school, it was my Art teacher who encouraged me to consider college as an option, and took our class to visit colleges for portfolio reviews--resulting in Art scholarships. This turn of events opened a lot of unanticipated doors, enriching my life in ways I couldn't have imagined. I earned my BFA with Teaching Certification from Eastern Michigan University, then joined the Peace Corps for my first job as an Art Teacher in a very remote village on the Okavango Delta in Botswana. I learned a great deal from my students in Seronga and continue to learn everywhere I go. I am pleased to have settled here in Madison County with my husband, daughter, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and Nubian goats.
Education: 
B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University, M.A. Curriculum and Teaching, Michigan State University, Ed.D. Curriculum Studies, Georgia Southern University, M.F.A., Sierra Nevada College
Certifications: 
State of Alabama Professional Educator Certificate (P-12 Visual Arts)
Phone: 
(256)428-8000 Ext. 2186
Grade: 
9
10
11
12
Department: 
Art
Experience: 
Previously, I served in rural, suburban, and city communities domestically, and abroad in the United Arab Emirates. Higher education teaching experience includes University of Alabama Huntsville, Enterprise Community College, Cleveland State University, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Shenandoah University, Marymount University, Georgia Southern University.

Email:
Nicole.Harper@hsv-k12.org