Nikki is the Director of the Pathway to Success Alternative School Program as well as overseeing the education at the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center. Nikki's main goal is to help students who typically struggle in a traditional academic setting gain self- confidence, academic independence, and the skills for self-advocacy.
Nikki obtained her Bachelor's Degree from Bluffton University, focusing on the field of Special Education, holding a K-12 Intervention Specialist license. Nikki then acquired her Master's Degree from the University of Cincinnati in the area of Educational Leadership and is a licensed Principal and credentialed OTES evaluator. Nikki's teaching experience include having taught as an Intervention Specialist in a resource room setting, as well as a self-contained classroom for students who struggled academically and social-emotionally with behavioral challenges. She then worked as a Special Education Coordinator for Apollo Career Center, before accepting the position as Director of the Pathway to Success Program at Allen County ESC.
Nikki loves what she does and is grateful for the opportunity to work with such amazing students, parents, and a staff who is committed to serving our youth. Nikki has an open door policy and welcomes feedback from our parents and community partners.