Nicole Priestly

Senior Director of Elementary Academic Programs, Wake County Public Schools

Dr. Nicole Priestly currently serves as the Senior Director of Elementary Academic Programs in Wake County Public Schools in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has significant experience in serving the needs of disadvantaged students in large, urban school districts and is committed to creating high-quality services, experiences, and tools that can change the lives of students for the better. She has served in multiple school-based and central office roles to include teacher, specialist, school administrator, adjunct university professor, and area superintendent. Dr. Priestly earned her doctorate in Reading Education from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has a strong passion for building rich literacy environments in the homes and schools of students.