Nicole R. S. Coleman, M.A., is a Literacy Consultant and Instructional Coach for the Kalamazoo RESA Instructional Center. Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. Nicole teaching experience includes both the middle school and high school settings, primarily within urban school districts. Most recently, Nicole worked extensively in supporting districts in preparing students for the demands of the next generation summative assessments. She has also served as a curriculum writer of new courses intended to support literacy in all content areas in the secondary setting. Nicole’s desire is to equip, empower and edify educators as they endeavor to positively shape their students’ future.