Director of Student Services/Guidance
Hi, I’m Nicole Lewis and I joined the CAES team as School Counselor in 2007. I hold a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Keene State College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to graduate school, I attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY where I received a B.S. in Television-Radio with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies.
At CAES I teach classroom guidance in grades K-6, with the goal of utilizing multiple modalities to further develop the skills that students need to better help themselves and those around them. Some of the skill areas we address are: recognizing the feelings of others/developing empathy, accepting differences, impulse control and problem-solving. Individual and group counseling services for students are also offered, which provide an opportunity for skill reinforcement and support around topics such as changing family and social thinking/social skills. I enjoy collaborating with teachers, community members and agencies to provide social-emotional and educational opportunities that are relevant for our students and families. I believe in creating an educational climate where each student is challenged to grow as a critical thinker and an empathic community member.