MEd International Education & International Counseling
Nicole Jettner has been an international educator for over 20 years and has taught in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and China. As a classroom teacher for 12 years in both elementary and middle school, Nicole always put social-emotional learning at the forefront of her teaching philosophy. During her time at the American International School of Johannesburg, she worked with a team to develop a true middle school program that included an Advisory and House Program focused on meeting the social and emotional needs of adolescents while building community. She also facilitated student-led service learning opportunities for middle school students.
Moving into school counseling was a natural transition for Nicole and she has worked as an elementary school counselor for the past 9 years. As a school counselor, Nicole values working with students, teachers and parents in an effort to build wellbeing. She teaches SEL lessons in the classroom, provides workshops for parents and regularly consults with teachers to help them implement SEL into their classrooms. It is this community approach to wellbeing that drew her to IFSEL and she is excited to share this approach with schools around the world.
Nicole holds Masters degrees in International Education and International Counseling. She is trained in Positive Discipline and Adaptive Schools and utilizes Responsive Classroom and mindfulness strategies in her practice.
Nicole is married and has 2 beautiful daughters ages 4 and 13. She believes that nature is good for the soul and loves outdoor travel and adventure.