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Scholar Spotlight: Nicole Baker Fulgham
On June 18, 2013 Sagamore Institute was delighted to host Nicole Baker Fulgham, the Founder and President of Expectations Project, to discuss her new book Educating All God’s Children. Fulgham’s book is a call to Christians to embrace their intellectual heritage in order to work to close the achievement gap between low- and high-income schools. Following her presentation, Ms. Fulgham dialogued with community practitioners about her new book and the role churches in Indianapolis can play in closing the achievement gap.
About Nicole Baker Fulgham
Nicole Baker Fulgham is the founder and president of The Expectations Project, a non-profit organization that develops & mobilizes faith-motivated advocates who help close the academic achievement gap in public schools. She is the author of Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can – and Should – Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids (Brazos Press, April 2013) and a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute.
A native of Detroit, Nicole graduated from the University of Michigan and joined Teach For America where she taught fifth grade in Compton, California. Nicole received her doctorate in education from UCLA with a focus on urban education policy and teacher preparation. She joined the national staff of Teach For America, where she held several key leadership roles, including Vice President of New Site Development, Vice President of Teacher Training and Support and Vice President of Faith Community Relations.
Nicole is a Mind Trust Education Entrepreneur Fellow and a Pahara-Aspen Institute Education Fellow. She speaks at national faith-based and education conferences, has appeared on CNN and ABC News and authored several articles about educational equity. Christianity Today Magazine featured Nicole as One to Watch and also named her one of the 50 Women Leaders Influencing the Church and “named her one of the 50 Women Leaders Influencing the Church and Culture. Nicole serves on the board of several non-profit organizations and lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and their three children.