Nicole Meckes teaches 7th and 8th grade Modern World Studies I and II, at Freeland Middle School in the Hazleton Area School District. In addition to Modern World Studies, she has taught World History, US History I and II, Geography, and US Government. Nicole originally wanted to pursue a career in Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation and graduated from Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in History. She soon discovered she had a passion for teaching and returned to Bloomsburg to complete her M.S. in education.
Along with her teaching duties, Nicole has served as the SADD advisor, the Anime advisor, Co-Math Counts advisor, participated in the Literacy Design Collaborative funded by the Gates foundation where her work was submitted and published by PDE, received the Certificate of Merit from the HASD in the 2012-2013 school year for exemplary service to her students and again in 2013-2014 for her dedication to local veterans. She was a member of both the middle states and Title IX committees, currently is serving as an Act 48 committee member, middle school union representative, and organizes the annual Veteran’s Day education program within her school community. Nicole also helped revise her district’s social studies curriculum, where she advocated for geographic education to be integrated within all grade levels.
In her free time she loves spending time with her husband, David, and her three young children, Noah, Ian, and Zoe. She enjoys running, golfing, reading, softball, bowling, fishing, baking, yard sales, and traveling.