ESEA Regional Representatives
REGION 1 - Kathryn Nichol (NH)
ALTERNATE - Erica Meaker (NY)
Kathryn Nichol Bio
A leader nationally recognized for her innovative approach to education, Kathryn “Joey” Nichol, M.Ed., has successfully held several leadership and management positions for the New Hampshire Department of Education spanning fourteen years. Joey has served administration, educators, students and families in the capacity of School Improvement Grant (SIG) Coordinator, North Country Title I Regional Manager, and as a member of the School Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) State Implementation Team. Currently, Joey is the New Hampshire State Title II Director in the Bureau of Instructional Support where she oversees educational initiatives. As a strength-based leader with a passion for helping schools and students who are most in need, Joey has been a valuable asset to the New Hampshire Department of Education and the schools it serves.
Over the past four years, as a result of her work managing Federal grant programs and School Improvement initiatives in the State of New Hampshire, Joey has been able to provide experienced leadership, organizational skills, and valuable insights to the ESEA Conference Planning Committee. Her goal is to assist in the development of high-quality professional learning opportunities for the nations’ educators especially during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Joey has consistently brought valuable insight, experience, leadership, and organizational skills to the ESEA Conference Committee. As a planner and innovative leader and seeking to be more involved with NAESPA, she successfully ran and is the current Region 1 Representative. During this past year Joey also served on the Government Relations Committee.
Joey graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Elementary Education. She received her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.