Nicole Hartnell

Nicole Hartnell

M.Sc, Ph.D

Administration & Communications

Nicole’s passion for education stems from a life-long love of learning-something instilled in her from a young age. With graduate degrees from the University of Texas-Austin (M.Sc.) and Dalhousie University (Ph.D), she firmly believes that education is power-but not necessarily in the traditional sense. Education opens doors, and while those doors open with degrees and credentials, they also open with the confidence and self-esteem that come from being pushed, challenged, encouraged, and celebrated. Her passion for Summit Academy was born from the desire to foster a love of learning in children, and also from seeing, firsthand, the impact Summit has had on it’s students. Since its inception in 2017, she has had the honour of seeing lives transformed through the tutelage and firm, yet kind, guidance of Summit teachers and staff.

Nicole thrives on developing relationships with students and families, and considers it an honour and privilege to be a part of the Summit staff.

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