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My name is Jeannie Goecke Nicol and I have been teaching Visual Arts at DECA since 2011 when the Fine Arts program was started here. I am a native to the area and went to both Fernbank Elementary and Druid Hills High Schools. My 13 year-old daughter goes to DHMS and 16 year-old son goes to DHHS. A cool fact is that my Gram was one of the first graduating classes from Druid Hills high school as well. 

My undergraduate studies were in Fine Arts/Drawing and Painting at Georgia State University. In 2013 I got my Master of Arts in Teaching Degree. I now attend GSU again as a Doctorate student in Education/Curriculum & Instruction in Art. Another cool fact is that I see our DECA scholars on campus a lot and even have a former scholar taking the same Drawing classes from my old teacher,, huh?

       My teaching philosophy is quite simple. I'm passionate about the Arts and bringing beauty and knowledge about this passion to my scholars. I also build my teaching/personal philosophy on reciprocal respect, respect for each other and ourselves. We must always be open to each other’s history and background to collaborate and move forward. I aspire to constantly learn more about my craft so as to share with my young scholars. 

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Welcome scholars to a wonderful world of Art at DECA.
I am Professor Nicol and I am the proud Visual Arts Instructor at Dekalb Early College Academy,
There are many challenges ahead of you here, and in our classroom. I look forward to meeting you all, and experiencing the Visual Arts as we evolve creatively together. 
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