Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Nicole MacTavish, ext. 1090
Administrative Assistant Darlene Leon, ext. 1090

Dr. Nicole MacTavish began her career in education directing the University of Washington’s Experimental College, offering UW students and the Seattle community not-for-credit enrichment courses.  While in Seattle, Nicole also taught GED courses at the Downtown Seattle YMCA.

 After graduating in 1994 with two bachelor's degrees, one in English Literature and one in Communications, Nicole continued on at the University of Washington, earning her Master of Education degree and her teaching credential in 1996.

 Upon graduation, Nicole moved to Oak Harbor and worked first as a high school counselor and later as an English teacher and Associated Student Body Advisor.  During this time she was awarded the Excellence in Education Award and won the Washington State Student Council of Excellence award five years in a row.

Nicole earned her principal certification from Western Washington University in 2002 and subsequently spent six years as a secondary administrator at both the middle and high school levels.

While completing her doctorate at Seattle University, Nicole moved to Stuttgart, Germany, and served as the Child, Youth, and School Services Assistant Director for the United States Army at USAG Stuttgart, running a Boys and Girls Club of America.

From there, Nicole moved back to Washington State and served as the Assistant Director of Inclusive Education for the Kent School District.

Next, Nicole moved to Central Oregon where she served as Principal of Redmond High School, board member for the Boys and Girls Clubs, Parks Commissioner and member of the Budget Committee for the City of Redmond, and as a Director for Redmond Economic Development, Inc.(REDI).

Nicole then came to Nampa to first serve as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning and now as the district’s Assistant Superintendent.

Nicole has a passion for public education and believes it has the power to change lives and unlock doors for all students.