Nicole Peterson

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Doctoral Student

Home department:

VCU School of Education

Doctoral program:

Special Education

Faculty adviser:

Jason Chow, Ph.D.


 I am a first-year doctoral student who has been teaching for eleven years. I most recently taught in Henrico County as a special educator and previously-taught in Richmond Public Schools as a general education teacher. In both districts, I served as a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coach, where I lead a school-based team to identify and implement effective behavior supports. I have also served as adjunct faculty in the Special Education Master's program here at VCU. I currently work with Dr. Kevin Sutherland and the BEST in CLASS project as a coach.