Lower School Science Specialist
Nicole Lockwood is the lower school science specialist. Ms. Lockwood received her master’s degree in teaching from City University of Seattle in 2008. She holds multiple subject teaching credentials in Washington and California. In February 2018, she joined the BPC faculty as the lower school garden educator, and will incorporate garden education into the science curriculum in her new role. Before coming to BPC, she taught third and fourth grades at a suburban public school near Seattle. She also worked as a private math and science teacher, and directed programs and wrote curriculum for Sarah’s Science. Additionally, she taught about ecosystems, watersheds, sustainability and stewardship to hundreds of students from diverse school populations at Islandwood, a 250-acre outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island. Ms. Lockwood holds a B.A. in theater arts from Southern Oregon University, and founded a company called Artattack Theater Ensemble, which she managed from 2001–2005. She brings her passion and experience in hands-on, minds-on learning to all of her teaching endeavors.
Why I Work with Children
Working with children keeps me on my toes and in the moment. It’s a creative outlet and requires that I am clear-headed and focused. Most of the time I am energized by the challenges that arise.
A Favorite Book
One of my favorite children’s series, is A Series of Unfortunate Events . I appreciate that they feature a girl who is an inventor, and that libraries and language play prominent roles in the stories. My son and I both have expanded our vocabularies reading these dark and delightful books together.