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Nicole Seltman

Founding School Leader, KIPP Austin Leadership Elementary


Nicole Seltman earned her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, where she was heavily involved in tutoring, child development research, and sports. She also holds a M.A. in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico and a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from National Louis University.

In 2006, she joined Teach For America- New Mexico and had the incredible experience of teaching second grade for two years on the Navajo nation. Upon completing her two-year commitment, joined TFA-New Mexico staff as a Program Director. Nicole coached Pk-6th grade teachers during this time.

Nicole moved to Austin in 2010 when she joined staff as a Founding Kindergarten Teacher and Grade-level chair at KIPP Austin Comunidad. In 2012, she applied for the Fisher Fellowship with KIPP and founded KIPP Austin Leadership Elementary (KALE) in 2013. KALE is a dual-language, college preparatory elementary school that integrates blended learning into each classroom. Nicole is excited to talk about the benefits and challenges of using technology to enhance student achievement!

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