Dr. Nicole Teyechea is a senior specialist on the West Team at NIET. Dr. Teyechea's work focuses on a systems approach to teaching and learning related to equity. Dr. Teyechea is an award-winning educator and nationally recognized presenter on effective instruction. She is passionate about providing opportunities for all types of learners to access rigorous, grade-level learning. Her expertise lies in the fields of educational leadership, job-embedded professional development, and language acquisition.
Nicole brings 25 years of experience working across educational communities ranging from preschool to higher education. She has served schools in Arizona and California as a bilingual teacher, ESL teacher, gifted and talented teacher, literacy specialist, instructional coach, and district curriculum director. Nationally, Nicole has provided consulting services on effective instruction for language learners through Pearson/Savvas and the Bureau of Education and Research (BER). Since 2000, Dr. Teyechea has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University.
In 2010, Nicole collaborated with NIET as a Regional Master Teacher Leader under the Arizona State University Ready-for-Rigor Project that used the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement across the state of Arizona. As a Regional Master Teacher Leader, Nicole experienced the intentional and systematic support NIET provides for educational leaders and teachers to improve learning opportunities for learners.
An Arizona native and first-generation college graduate, Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a Master of Education in Bilingual Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies from Arizona State University.