My name is Nicole Howard.  I have been teaching for 16 years!  I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree in Literacy.  I am New York State certified birth-6th grade in Elementary Education and New York State certified birth-6th grade in Literacy.  I am also Connecticut State certified 1st-6th grade.  I taught 10 years in Catholic School in Manhattan as a First Grade and Kindergarten teacher and I also taught at a Charter School in the Bronx as a reading specialist for grades 1-3.  I enjoy reading, running 5k events and boating!  I live in Westchester New York with my husband Jonathan, my three boys Preston (11), Hayden (8), Austin (5) and the newest addition to our family Tucker (1 and a half-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel).  I am so excited to be a part of the GCS community!