My name is Serena Collins and I'm so excited to introduce myself as the new principal at Nichols Elementary. I am honored to serve the students and teachers at this amazing school.

Over the past twenty plus years, I have worked as a teacher, an instructional coach, and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a great amount of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles, and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them to do their best throughout the school year. Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together.

As a product of Cabell County Schools, my life was deeply enhanced by my classroom teachers. Not only did they provide me with a sound foundation, but they inspired me to realize my dreams to become and educator. My own education consists of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of South Florida and a Masters of Arts in Special Education.

On a personal note, I have been married for 28 years to my husband Scott and have two children, Leslie and Samuel, who attend Marshall University. As a family we enjoy traveling and spending time with our three dogs.

Once again, I am so thankful to be a part of your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children.

Warm Regards,

Serena Collins

Nichols Elementary Principal