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Nicole Beach Elwood

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Nicole Beach Elwood


About Nicole

Nicole Beach Elwood holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in physics with an option in mathematics. She also earned both a Master of Science degree in physics and a Master of Science Teaching degree from the University of Florida at Gainesville.

Nicole has experience as an adjunct Professor at Northampton Community College (NCC) in the areas of physics, math, physical education, yoga, and pilates. Prior to teaching at the higher education level, Nicole taught eighth grade physical science as a New Jersey certified and highly qualified teacher in physics, chemistry, physical science, and K-12 math and developed interdisciplinary projects that merged science, writing, and art. She is also co-owns and teaches yoga at Underground Yoga in Delaware Water Gap.

Nicole’s passion toward learning and teaching brought her to Summit School of the Poconos as a founding member. Her belief that students need early exposure to educational experiences that will prepare them for the real world, and her desire to open doors to such opportunities within her community, inspired her to accept the role of Summit School of the Poconos’ first School Director during our initial year of operation.

Nicole and her husband, John, live in Delaware Water Gap with their two sons, Keane, and Jordan.

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