Nicole Mitchell - Tanbridge Academy
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Nicole Mitchell

Grade 6 Humanities Teacher

Nicole Mitchell is excited to have recently joined the Tanbridge team.  She has worked with children and teens for over 20 years in schools and community support agencies. She was born in BC but grew up in Calgary. Once she finished high school, she spent the next several years living back in BC, travelling internationally, pursuing her post-secondary education in social work and liberal arts and earning a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary.

Nicole teaches ELA, social studies, and student leadership at Tanbridge Academy. She is passionate about these subjects because it allows students to explore the rich tapestry of human experiences, cultures, and ideas throughout history and in the current day. Her goal is to foster students’ curiosity and critical thinking skills, enhance their reading and writing skills, and ignite students’ connection to community through empathy and leadership. By understanding the world around them, students can better comprehend their place within it and work towards creating positive change.

Nicole understands that every student is a unique individual with their own set of talents, perspectives, identities, and abilities. She is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment that values and celebrates the diversity of the classroom. She also strives to build and strengthen the larger school community. At Nicole's previous school, she spent her lunchtime leading the student leadership program, which created and implemented monthly school spirit days, and also engaged in and supported good works initiatives in the school and in the larger community.

In Nicole’s classroom, there is an engaging and interactive learning environment. She believes in the power of discussion, collaboration, and hands-on activities to enhance student understanding and encourages students to actively participate in the learning process. A few strategies to support student participation that Nicole utilizes are cooperative learning strategies, regular opportunities for creativity projects, building strong relationships, and voice and choice for each student. Nicole believes her role is not only to impart knowledge but also to be a guide and facilitator of student growth and to strengthen student resiliency. She values open communication and believes that collaboration between students, parents, and teachers is crucial for a successful educational experience.

When she is not in the classroom, Nicole loves being in nature, especially in the forests and by the ocean on Vancouver Island, BC or in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Nicole is an animal lover and has been a volunteer dog foster mom for many years. She has two children: a twelve-year-old daughter who is a dedicated dancer, skier, and skilled creative writer and a nine-year-old son who is passionate about soccer, skiing, anything outdoors, and engineering. Nicole likes camping, travelling, enjoying music, snowboarding, reading, and adventuring with her family.

Nicole Mitchell -  | Tanbridge Academy