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Dr. Nicole Law (IN '08)


Corwin Professional Development
Indianapolis, IN

At the time of the Award, Dr. Nicole Law was:

Garden City Elementary School
Indianapolis, IN

Grade(s): Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Biographical Information

Dr. Nicole Law is a dynamic and passionate educator who provides relevant professional development to schools and districts across the country. Nicole focuses her experience to present instruction on Professional Teacher Teams, Leadership Improvement Practices and Structures, Data Analysis Models, School Improvement Practices and Structures, Common Core State Standards, Metacognitive Teaching and Learning Practices, Effective Teaching Strategies for English Learners and Special Education Students, as well as Culturally Responsive and Equitable TeachingPractices.  Nicole’s experience in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Equity in Education began early in her career where she was trained by the REACH Center and in Courageous Conversations About Race.  REACH provided Nicole the opportunity to help build the capacity of teachers and leaders in the area of multicultural education.  As a principal, Nicole worked with Glenn Singleton to begin the conversations about race and equity in education. 

Before joining Corwin Professional Development and the Leadership and Learning Center, Dr. Law served as a Curriculum Coordinator for English Language Learners, Cultural Responsivity, AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination), District Equity, and Mathematics and Science Instruction in the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana.  In this position, Dr. Law created multi-layered and faceted professional development for teachers and administrators covering all aspects of directed programs and curricular areas.  She has written curriculums in the areas of science, mathematics, and English Language Development.  Nicole trained and supported administrators, teacher leaders, site coordinators, and school improvement teams in Decision Making for Results, The Data Teams Process, Sub-group Data Dives, and Gap Reduction Practices.    

Nicole is accused of not living in a world of limitations, but rather living in a world of conquering, leading, learning, achieving, and trusting God in all areas of her life.  She thrives on gaining new knowledge and pouring an abundance of her energy and passion in her work of coaching, empowering, and developing others.  As an elementary principal, she guided her teachers through the implementation of rigorous instructional and assessment practices to create a culture of learning and achievement for all.  Nicole’s leadership allowed her to lead her school through a transformation in both school culture and academic instruction. 

Dr. Law completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy. Her dissertation concentrated on the principal’s role in increasing teacher implementation of effective instructional practices.  She also had the pleasure of co-authoring two publications: “The Reflective Leader: Implementing a Multidimensional Leadership Performance System” and “Comprehension the skill, will, and thrill of reading.” 

Nicole has received various recognitions throughout her career.  One of many, was the 2008 National Milken Award from the state of Indiana.  Nicole resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, Stan and son, Kyle. Nicole and her family enjoy cruising, skiing, and spending lazy summer days at many of Florida’s beaches.

Dr. Nicole Law is a passionate educator who provides relevant professional development to schools and districts across the country. Nicole focuses her experience to present on Culturally Responsive and Equitable Teaching Practices, School Improvement Practices, Data Analysis Models, as well as Effective Teaching Strategies for English Learners.  Culturally Responsive Leadership is Dr. Law’s passion; she has worked with numerous principals and district leaders on the implementation of creating culturally responsive environments for all in education.

Additional Information


2013 Indiana State University, Ph. D.

2001 Butler University, M.S.

1994 Indiana University-Indianapolis, B.S.