Nicole Boyd approaches each student as an individual when designing her instruction. Her ability to make connections with students from a wide range of backgrounds serves her well in building a cohesive classroom climate. English language arts can be an intimidating subject for students, but Nicole uses structure, humor and kindness to set students at ease. Nicole understands that students are more than just learners, and her dedication to knowing their interests outside of school provides a foundation for social conversations that lead to academic gains. There are few educators who impact student lives the way she does.