Nicole Baker Fulgham is the founder and president of The Expectations Project. She has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and received her doctorate in education from UCLA. A native of Detroit, she taught elementary school in Compton, California. Nicole joined the national staff of Teach For America, where she held several senior leadership roles. She is the author of Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can do to Help Improve Low-income Public Schools for Kids. Nicole is a Mind Trust Education Entrepreneur Fellow, an Aspen Institute Education Fellow and speaks regularly at national faith-based and education conferences.
The Expectations Project mobilizes faith communities across America to demand excellent public schools for all of God’s children by educating, coaching, and developing a long-term change agenda. We empower faith communities to influence nationally and act locally to eliminate education inequality. We believe no school should be under-resourced, no student should be without quality teachers or caring mentors, and no public policy that affects their life should go unexamined in places where there are thriving communities of faith.