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My Bio

      My name is Jeannie Goecke Nicol and I am a native to the Emory/Atlanta area. I matriculated in the DeKalb County School System, (namely Fernbank Elementary and Druid Hills High Schools.) I’m a 3rd  generation legacy from D.H.H.S. as my 101 year old Gram was of the first graduating classes, and now my son (a 4th generation,) attends D.H.M.S. deepening our circle. My undergraduate studies in Performing Arts began at the College of Charleston, S.C., and concluded at Georgia State University with a B.F.A in Drawing & Painting. I earned my graduate degree with a Master of Arts in Teaching from Piedmont College.

       My teaching philosophy is quite simple. I am passionate about the Arts and bringing soul-altering beauty to my scholars. I too 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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