Diane Nicolet, Ph. D.
Trustee Nicolet began her term in January 2021 representing District G, an At-Large area comprised of the western portion of Washoe County and Incline Village.
Dr. Nicolet recently retired from Truckee Meadows Community College where for the past 24 years, she served as the Director of the E.L. Cord Foundation Child Care Center located on the Truckee Meadows Community College-Dandini campus. The Child Care Center serves as a teaching and training center for a variety of disciplines.
Diane Nicolet received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Subsequently, she received a master’s degree in teaching from Webster College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Nicolet has a strong background in our community and has served the public in many capacities. In 2016, she was appointed to fill the vacant District G Board of Trustees seat. She served in the role for nine months and brings that knowledge and experience to the Board. Dr. Nicolet is an active member of our community serving on various committees such as the WCSD Safe and Healthy Schools Commission, WCSD CTE Advisory Technical Skills Committee, WCSD grant department review workgroups, Washoe County Child Care Licensing Advisory Committee, and State of Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee. In addition, she has served on numerous workgroups, advisory committees, curriculum writing and testing review committees, and grant approval teams for the Nevada Department of Education. \
Dr. Nicolet has a desire to continue to serve students, families, staff, and community members in her role as a WCSD trustee. She brings a rich background working with the staff in District departments and has valuable experience and working knowledge of District procedures, finance and budgeting issues, educational development and strategies, community collaboration, and family engagement. She knows the importance of her role as a steward in the role as a trustee.
Trustee Nicolet welcomes constituent communication and feedback. Please feel free to contact her with your thoughts or concerns at any time.
Contact Diane Nicolet by email at DNicolet@washoeschools.net