NEH Fourteenth Colony Master Teacher, and a classroom management, curriculum development and new teacher preparation specialist, will assist program staff and participating teachers with coordinating instructional content development.
Nikki Greco, BA, serves as the Content Dissemination and Curriculum Consultant for the workshop. Nikki holds a BA degree in English from the University of Oregon, Eugene; and a Secondary California Teaching Credential from the University of California Los Angeles; a Special Education Teaching Qualification from San Jose State University; and an Elementary Teaching Qualification from Chapman University, Monterey. Ms. Greco holds credentials in English, History and Special Education, and taught in Monterey County schools from 1983 through 2001. As a teacher, she taught language arts at Junípero Serra School in Carmel, Walter Colton Middle School, and Carmel Middle School where she was a mentor teacher. She also spent three years working with the VISTA program addressing the needs of gifted migrant students.
Since 2001, she has served as a curriculum consultant to the Monterey County Office of Education. In this latter capacity, she served as a Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Mentor Teacher, and has presented a host of workshops in Differentiation of Education, Organization and Management, and Managing Gifted Students. For the last two years, Nikki has served as a docent and interpreter at Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel) where she continues to conduct public tours of the historic mission and its grounds.