Dr. Nicole K. Grimes

Consultant and Writer in New York

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Nicole K. Grimes is an alumna of The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) where she received a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science and Technology. She has been a fervent STEM educator for 17+ years working with public & private school students from grades 2-12. As a teacher educator, she also retains experience at the graduate level working with NYC Masters students at various NYC institutions including Pace University, NYU and CUNY Lehman. She also earned a Masters of Arts in Secondary science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University.

A lover of writing and editing, Grimes has earned awards for her education publications including an award from CSSE (Cultural Studies of Science Education) – Best Manuscript of the Year for 2013 & a Best Manuscript Award V from ASTE for Implications of Research for Educational Practice in 2010.

Most recently, she served as the first woman of color and lay-person Principal of DominicanAcademy from 2015-2018. Dominican Academy is an all girls college preparatory high school for academically strong girls in New York City. The school was founded in 1897 and ranks in the top 10 girls high schools in the state of NY and top 100 Catholic schools in the U.S.

Her current educational interests center around consulting, public speaking, STEM initiatives, professional development for teachers in the areas of differentiated instruction, social media integration, using co-teaching, mainstreamed/inclusive education, student leadership and school leadership.

Alongside her work in education, Grimes runs Carib Biz Network is an educational and collaborative resource platform for small businesses, freelancers and entrepreneurs of Caribbean descent.

  • Work
    • Education Consultant, STEM
  • Education
    • B.S. Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering
    • M.A. Teachers College at Columbia University
    • M.P. Urban Education at The Graduate Center
    • Ph.D. Urban Education at The Graduate Center