Nicole Ceccacci joined the Adelson Educational Campus in 2014 and serves as the English Department Chair while also teaching Upper School English classes to students in grades 6-12. Nicole received her B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in Sociology from the University of Virginia. After undergraduate school, Nicole worked as a Foreign Exchange Operations Analyst for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in New York City before attending graduate school and earning her M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University. Throughout her extensive career in education, Nicole has taught a wide range of levels and courses from Creative Writing to Remedial Literacy to Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition; however, her expertise lies in World, British, and American Literature. She has taught in both the public and private spheres on both coasts, and was recognized as a “Teacher Leader” by the Clark County School District where she mentored and guided new teachers. Additionally, Nicole organizes student participation in schoolwide, state, regional, and national writing contests and programs. She has published a rationale in defense of teaching and facilitating challenged literary works through the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and she helped to co-write the Adelson Educational Campus Research Guidebook.