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Heather Nicolai - Developmental Specialist

Heather Nicolai - Developmental Specialist

Heather was born and raised in Oregon, graduating from West Linn High School. She went to college in southern California, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Children’s Ministry at Hope International University. She worked as an aide and preschool teacher in both California and Oregon for eleven years while raising her children. Heather went back to school and completed a Master’s Degree in Teaching with an endorsement in Special Education. Following her Master’s Degree, Heather worked in early intervention as a developmental specialist with a teaching license in Oregon for three years. She then taught as a licensed Special Education teacher in the Las Vegas area for two years before relocating to Spokane.

Heather has three boys who she adores. The youngest boy is in college and has relocated with his mom. They have two kitties who keep things lively at home. Heather enjoys downtime and the beauty of simple joys with her family and friends. She loves reading, spending time in nature/exploring, crafting, painting furniture, and watching movies with her boys.