Nicole D. Cole

Guest Blogger

President and CEO, New Jersey Charter Schools Association

Hamilton, New Jersey

Nicole D. Cole is the president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Charter Schools Association, a non-profit membership association representing the state’s charter schools and the children they serve.

Nicole is a seasoned government affairs professional, rooted in Trenton for much of the last decade, most recently with Princeton Public Affairs Group (PPAG), one of Trenton’s most prolific government affairs firms. At PPAG, Nicole represented clients in the energy, education, housing and business arenas before the New Jersey legislature, the governor’s office and departments within the state.

Prior to her time at PPAG, Nicole practiced various areas of law including complex commercial litigation and labor and employment law. In her law practice, she served as general counsel to various public entities. Her legal career began with the New Jersey State Legislature, where she staffed several committees in the senate republican office. Nicole is active in Union County politics and serves on the executive committee of the Union County Republican Committee.

Nicole holds a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Nebraska, and a juris doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

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Posted June 22, 2015

Halting Charter School Growth Won’t Encourage Collaboration

Charter School Parents Maplewood Rally About 100 people rallied outside Assemblywoman Mila Jasey’s Maplewood office Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Assemblywoman…

By Nicole D. Cole

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Posted Oct. 26, 2021

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