Nicole Bolduc has taught middle school science for the past 14 years. She currently teaches seventh-grade science at Ellington Middle School in Ellington, Connecticut. Bolduc graduated with a B.A. in environmental science and an M.A. in secondary science education from Boston University. Because Bolduc is NGSX trained, she loves to share her passion for the Next Generation Science Standards with her students. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for exploring amazing scientific phenomena with hands-on and authentic learning with her students. While outside the classroom, she enjoys presenting to and collaborating with other educators at various conferences around topics such as QFT, NGSS implementation, personalized learning, and mastery-based learning. Connect with Bolduc via Twitter @nicolejbolduc.