Nicole Zito, Ph.D.

Dean of Middle School Academics

Boston College - Ph.D.
Middlebury College - M.A.
Haverford College - B.A.

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Nicole is originally from Storrs, CT. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College in Latin, her master's degree from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, and doctorate (Ph.D) in K-12 administration from Boston College. She has lived and taught in Taiwan, Brazil, Chile, and the U.S.  When her husband and two kids (Max and Mia) are not exploring new places, you will find Nicole reading, practicing yoga, and playing word games.

The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.