Newsmaker: Nikole Brugnoli Sheaffer
Noteworthy: Sheaffer, innovation director at the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park, received the Champions for Children Award from Shady Lane Preschool. The annual award is given to someone dedicated to improving the lives of Pittsburgh children through his or her professional or volunteer work, financial support, advocacy, research or other efforts.
Residence: Highland Park
Family: Two children, Ella, 7, Mason, 3.
Background: Former academic director at the Environmental Charter School and fourth-grade teacher in the Montgomery County Public School System. Early on, she helped develop “green” education programs through Pittsburgh-based Conservation Consultants Inc.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Allegheny College; elementary teaching certificate and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland; principal certification from Gannon University.
Quote: “One of the best parts of my job is learning from everyone around me. We all want to innovate, to inspire the kids we work with every day and redefine what schools look like. To be recognized for any part of that is definitely an honor.”
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