Executive Leadership

Nicole Walker
Head of Schools / Principal

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Nicole Walker has a driving passion to make a difference in the lives of children. Her dedication, hard work, and caring spirit have given her the platform to succeed in the education field. Nicole is a dynamic professional with over 10 years of experience in education. Nicole has a unique skill set combining keen organization, communication, depth of understanding on teaching and learning researched-based strategies and instructional practices, responsiveness, honesty, the ability to motivate and lead others, and the natural-born presence of a teacher and leader.

Nicole currently serves as the principal for Excel Academy Public Charter School, serving girls in Pre K 3 through 7th grade in Washington, DC’s Ward 8.

For the past 2 years, Nicole served as the principal of Eagle Academy Public Charter School. The school became a Tier 1 school, serving students Pre K 3 through 3rd grade, under her leadership. Before coming to Washington, DC, Nicole was a principal for Fort Wayne Community Schools in Indiana. She was responsible for over 400 students and Fort Wayne Community School’s Alternative Learning Program that served over 30 elementary schools in the district. Nicole has held the role of principal, assistant principal, instructional coach, interventionist, and classroom teacher. Nicole began her career by tutoring students and directing an after-school program at the age of 19.

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nicole obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership at Indiana University-Purdue University, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She lives with her husband, two children and two dogs in the DC area.

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Kelly Riling
Assistant Principal – (PS-3rd)

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Jane Lozano
Assistant Principal – (4th-7th)