Nicole Fuller is a skilled policy manager at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, where she plays a vital role in conducting research, analysis, project management, and building coalitions to support the public policy and advocacy agenda. Nicole focuses on policies that promote access to post-school opportunities, increasing federal funding, and ensuring a high quality educator workforce for students with learning disabilities. She is serving a two-year term on the board of directors for the Committee for Education Funding and is a co-chair of the IDEA Full Funding Coalition.
Before joining NCLD, Nicole’s diverse background includes experience as a middle school math teacher, where she contributed to the education and development of young minds. Additionally, she worked as a research assistant with Transition Tennessee, where she played a crucial role in developing resources for Vocational Rehabilitation providers, families, and students, focusing on pre-employment transition services for students with disabilities. Furthermore, Nicole actively supported policy research and development at the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission, working to promote greater funding equity for students with disabilities and English learners through the Urban Leaders Fellowship.
Nicole’s academic achievements are equally impressive. She holds a B.S. in education from the University of Maryland, reflecting her dedication to the field of education. She further expanded her knowledge and expertise by earning an M.Ed. in international educational policy and management from Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, underscoring her commitment to understanding the complexities of educational policy and management.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Nicole nurtures her interests in travel, food, and exploring parks. These pursuits offer her a well-deserved respite from her advocacy work and provide a well-rounded and balanced approach to life.
As a policy manager at NCLD, Nicole’s dedication, skills, and passion make her a valuable asset to the organization. Her work contributes significantly to NCLD’s mission of advocating for individuals with learning disabilities, creating opportunities for growth and support, and fostering inclusive policies that positively impact the lives of those with learning disabilities and attention issues.