Nicole Naditz, M.Ed, NBCT is the Program Specialist for Instructional Technology and World Languages for San Juan Unified School District. Prior to her current role, she taught French to grades 3 through 12 for almost 25 years. She also serves as the co-director of the Capital World Language Project, based at California State University, Sacramento.
Nicole is a National Board Certified Teacher and has won numerous honors including 2012 Sacramento County Teacher of the Year and finalist for California State Teacher of the Year that year. In 2015, she was named National Language Teacher of the Year by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and in 2021, she was honored as the ACSA Region 3 Curriculum Administrator of the Year. Over the years, her work has also been recognized by the GRAMMY Museum, PBS and National Geographic, among others.
Nicole served as a member of the Executive Board and the World Languages Subcommittee Chair on California’s Instructional Quality Commission, an advisory body to the State Board of Education. She is also a Google Certified Innovator and Apple Learning Academy Specialist.