Hello - My name is Diane Nicolet, and I am honored to serve Washoe County Schools, on the Board of Trustees - District G, At Large. District G is one of 7 area districts in WCSD and is comprised of 29 elementary, 8 middle and 9 high schools. My educational background and experience position me for making community-informed and research-based decisions. Previously, I was honored to be appointed as District G, At Large Trustee for a term of 9 months. During my tenure the complexities surrounding WCSD operations became clearer and more meaningful. Daily reading, research, meeting attendance, participation in school activities, community events and conversations with stakeholders provided me with an opportunity to deep-dive into the particulars that drive our education, schools and business operations
Previous service on the WCSD Safe & Healthy Schools Commission along with the Career & Technical Education Committee formed my understanding of WCSD responsibilities, community expectations and best practice. Actively incorporating 3 valuable tools into my work helps guide my thinking and practice, ultimately affording me the ability to make informed decisions. Those 3 valuable tools are: listening, questioning and doing the homework.
Bachelors in Early Childhood Education: University of Northern Colorado
Masters in the Art of Teaching: Webster University
Education Specialist: University of Nevada, Reno
Doctor of Philosophy: Educational Leadership - University of Nevada, Reno
Director of The Truckee Meadows Community College-E.L. Cord Foundation Child Care Center, for 24 years. Previous work related positions: Children's Cabinet-Coordinator for UAW-GM child care support services; distance education instructor for the TMCC/UNR Tech Prep program; child care teacher, Parents As Teachers home visitor and mother of WCSD graduates. WCSD volunteer for 26 years. Experience as a WCSD substitute teacher. Currently serve on the WCSD Safe and Healthy Schools Commission.
My belief in the gift of education as an integral key to each person's future emotional, intellectual and physical well-being fuels my dedication as a School Board Trustee for Washoe County - District G. I have experienced and embrace the role of stewardship in supporting the collaborative efforts for WCSD students, families, employees and the community. Along our collective journey of living and learning together, it is vitally important that each and every one of us holds dear the importance and power of education.
Our WCSD students are the future. As your District G Trustee, I will do the homework, which means asking and listening to community constituents while responsibly participating in order to continue the work already accomplished. I care about education, I believe in the worth of every human being. Along with my fellow WCSD trustees and administration I will help guide the future endeavors of our students, employees, families and schools within our vibrant Washoe County community. Our current COVID situation places before us, as a community, challenges that together we have recognized, and embraced in our efforts to move forward into a bright new future. I have every faith that Together we will continue to face the issues before us and identify the solutions. Stay Healthy & Be Optimistic - We Are Needed
Honored to Serve Our Community - Diane Nicolet, District G.
Do you know: Washoe County School District operates under 176 Administrative Regulations, and the Trustees operate under 117 Board Policies.
Do you know: The Washoe County Schools Board of Trustees are comprised of 7 members representing the 7 Districts: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Dr. Kristen McNeill, is the superintendent leading the district in its efforts to educate students, support parents and provide teachers the resources needed to continue educational activities via distance education. As a point of interest, the superintendent is responsible for the success of 62,000 students, operation of 103 schools, support for 8000 employees and partnering with 490,000 Washoe County stakeholders. Check out the Washoe County School District website for timely and informative information.
Please join the Trustees for the twice monthly WCSD School Board meeting, in person or virtually.
Diane Nicolet, PhD - WCSD - District G, At Large
Diane Nicolet, PhD