Nicole Warchol has been a 7th grade teacher at David Brearley Middle School in Kenilworth, New Jersey, for more than a decade. Known for her unrivaled energy, she is currently preparing her students for a writing workshop with National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo. She previously served as one of the original NCTE Lead Ambassadors from 2017-2018. She also completed the Summer Institute becoming a Teacher Consultant with the Kean University Writing Project. She earned her master’s degree in Instruction and Curriculum, Secondary English from Kean University and has a graduate certificate from Montclair University in Teaching Writing. Nicole is excited to join the NJCTE board. She can be found on Twitter (@MsNWarchol) and Instagram (nicolewarchol).