Nicole Homerin is an Inclusion Communities Manager at PYD and has over a decade of experience working with children and youth with disabilities. She began her journey in the field at AbilityFirst Camp Paivika, a camp in Southern California for youth and adults with disabilities, where she held various roles, including Performing Arts Coordinator and Program Coordinator. After completing her undergraduate degree, Nicole worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Deafblind Program and Outreach Program at Perkins School for the Blind. While completing her Master’s Degree, Nicole spent two years working as a Teaching Assistant in the preschool classroom at The Campus School at Boston College.
In addition to her love of classroom teaching, Nicole dedicated time in programs working to increase inclusive opportunities in the community for individuals with disabilities. She spent two years working in the Adaptive Dance Program at The Boston Ballet School and taught several Adaptive Percussive Dance classes at Perkins School for the Blind. Most recently, Nicole has worked with RespectAbility, as both a Community Outreach Fellow and an Education Consultant.
Nicole holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Boston College, where she was the recipient of the Bernard A. Stotsky/Thomas H. Browne Prize for Excellence in Special Education.
Nicole currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she enjoys taking long walks on the beach and exploring the hiking trails. Nicole is also an avid runner, recently completing the Boston Marathon in 2021, which she ran as a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles Team. She currently runs as a member of Team Hoyt San Diego, a non-profit that empowers athletes with disabilities through inclusion in sports, running races, and triathlons.