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Nicole Castile (TN '14)

Academic Coach

Norman Smith Elementary School
Clarksville, TN

At the time of the Award, Nicole Castile was:

Norman Smith Elementary School
Clarksville, TN

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 4

Biographical Information

Formerly a third and fourth-grade teacher, Nicole Castile made such significant progress with her students that she was asked to help improve student achievement by accepting the position of academic coach in January of 2015.

As an academic coach, Castile works one-on-one with teachers to implement best practices and ensure progress across the curriculum. She meets weekly with teachers to analyze and interpret data, guaranteeing that students’ needs are met through rigorous instruction, as well as planning sessions to deconstruct standards and create meaningful and engaging lessons. She also models explicit direct instruction in classrooms to create high expectations for students and teachers.

Castile’s teaching excellence impacts the school as a whole. She formally trains K-5 teachers within her building and district on state and district initiatives. In addition, Castile serves on the school’s leadership team and mentors new and veteran teachers. Beyond academics, she is on the campus' positive school discipline team, dedicated to instilling important values in every student she encounters.

Nicole Castile Newsletters

Thanking and Giving to Educators
Dec 01, 2014

Nicole Castile In The News

Third-Grade Clarksville Teacher Gets $25K Award from Milken Family Foundation
Pendleton Times-Post  |  Associated Press  |  Nov 26, 2014  |  Pendleton, IN

Clarksville Teacher’s Life Forever Changed, Wins $25,000
The Leaf-Chronicle  |  Nov 25, 2014  |  Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville Teacher Surprised With $25K Milken Educator Award
WTVF-TV  |  CBS  |  Nov 25, 2014  |  Nashville, TN

Clarksville Teacher Earns Prestigious Award
WSVM-TV  |  NBC  |  Nov 25, 2014  |  Nashville, TN