Nicole Baker Fulgham – The Urban Summit 2013
Nicole Baker Fulgham is the founder and president of The Expectations Project, a non-profit organization creating faith-motivated advocates to help close the academic achievement gap in public schools.
A native of Detroit, Nicole graduated from the University of Michigan and joined Teach For America where she taught fifth grade in Compton, California. Nicole received her doctorate from the University of California at Los Angeles, with a focus on urban education policy and teacher preparation. She then joined the national staff of Teach For America, where she held several key leadership roles, including Vice President of New Site Development, Vice President of Teacher Training and Support and Vice President of Faith Community Relations.
Nicole regularly speaks at faith-based and education conferences and has authored several articles about educational equity. She has appeared on CNN and ABC News and was cited by Christianity Today as ‘Who’s Next: One to Watch.‘ Nicole is the recipient of an Education Entrepreneur Fellowship with The Mind Trust and serves on the board of several non-profit and community organizations, including the National Association of Evangelicals and Faith in Public Life. She is the author of the upcoming book: Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can do to Help Improve Low-income Public Schools for Kids (Baker Publishing/Brazos Press, March 2013).
Nicole and her husband have three children and live in the Washington, DC area.
Listen to Nicole’s breakout session below: