Nicole Breton hails from the Volunteer state and holds a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. from the University of Tennessee. Following a year student teaching in the mountains of Tennessee, she made her way to Savannah and began teaching middle and high school English at St. Andrew’s in 2000. After four years, she left to pursue a career in social work as the Director of Social Services at St. Mary’s Home. In 2013, she returned again to St. Andrew’s to teach 7th and 8th grade English and serve as English department co-chair. It was during this tenure that she found an amazing team of collaborators and grew as a teacher, finding ways to excite and encourage her students to become serious readers and writers. An opportunity in North Carolina took Nicole and her family from Georgia and she served as 7th grade coordinator and English teacher at Carolina Day School and then helped to open the high school at Lake Lure Classical Academy. After three years in the mountains, the Bretons came home to Savannah, and she was thrilled to return to St. Andrew’s-it truly is a home. In her free time, she loves to read, volunteer, take photographs, eat yummy food, and spend time with friends and family.