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Nicol Russell

Vice President of Implementation Research at Teaching Strategies

Nicol Russell

Dr. Nicol Russell is the Vice President of Implementation Research at Teaching Strategies, was formerly a teacher in early childhood and in early childhood special education, state director of special education, state deputy superintendent of early childhood education, and an educational researcher. Nicol brings a wealth of experience in early childhood education. In all her work, Nicol tries her best to “choose the margins” - a phrase learned from Linda Tuhiwai Smith – and be a voice for Indigenous, Black, and other children of color who are often excluded, neglected, or otherwise overlooked. Nicol also serves as a facilitator for EmbraceRace's Color-Brave Community.

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