Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Nicole Carter
Welcome to Weybridge Elementary School. We are a school that values community connection, deep intellectual curiosity, and the natural world that surrounds our school. Weybridge students and families come together on a regular basis at our monthly community potlucks and community events, such as the barn dance, game night, and student exhbitions of creativity and learning. We also love to play outside with two recesses a day, during which we play in the stream that runs through our field, climb our student and community member designed play structures, create schoolwide games, and build snowforts.
Our multi-age classrooms focus on inquiry-based education keeping student voice and choice at the center of the learning process. Throughout the week students come together across grades to play outside, build in our maker-space, free art time, games with our fabulous School Counselor, and legos in the library. As a school community we all- staff and students alike- endeavor to empdy our schoolwide agreements: Be Ready to Learn, Be Respectful, Take Care of the Environment, Include Everyone, and, Be Honest.
As the Principal of this wonderful school, I work alongside staff to ensure that academic instruction engages the curiosity and creativity of students while also building essential skills and approaches to learning. It is my work to ensure that all Weybridge staff provide students with a strong academic foundation and deep interpersonal connections.
Prior to arriving at Weybridge in the Fall of 2019, I was the Director of a K-12 Alternative School in Vermont, Interim Director of a Wilderness School I helped found, a School Counselor/Clinician for both elementary and high school students in public and independent school settings, and a Secondary School Teacher. I hold a doctorate in Educational Policy and Leadership and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My academic and professional interests are most often focused on the implementation of transformational systems, embodied leadership, and children's neurobiological development.
When I am not at school, I spend time with my family exploring the mountains, lakes, and rivers of Vermont. We are a four-season family, skiing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, running, and playing in the forest. All that I do at work and home is supported by a meditation practice and a commitment to being of service.