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Nicole DuFauchard has been the Head of School of the Advent School since 2013. Her career work spans the full spectrum of education from early childhood to her work in student affairs and development in both public and private universities across the country.

Nicole has spent the last 20 years exploring equity and access in education. Nicole is a well sought out consultant that  works with school and nonprofit faculty, administrators, and boards across the country to engage in equity and justice work and serves as a mentor and facilitator for Administrators and Faculty of Color and Women aspiring for school leadership roles with the National Association of Independent Schools  and the Association of Independent Schools of New England.

Before her time at Advent, she served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. Nicole holds a BA in Political Science and International Affairs, and an MA in Organizational Communications and Development with a concentration on Cross-Cultural Communications. Nicole is a faculty member for the National Association of Independent Schools’ Diversity Leadership Institute and a former executive board member and chair of the Trustee Committee for the Association of Independent Schools of New England.

Nicole is also a board member for Waynflete School in Portland, ME, Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, NY and Chair of the City on the Hill Charter School Foundation Board in Boston, MA. An executive committee board member of the 1911 Heads’ Association,  Membership Committee Member on Diversity and the ESHA Annual Conference Chair for 2016. She served as a Partner for the Planning Committee for the 2017 Progressive Educators Network Annual Conference and the National Anti-Racist Teaching Institute in 2021. She is a founding executive board member for Schooling For Hope in Massachusetts. Nicole is an adjunct  faculty Member at Longy School of Music and has produced curriculum, assessments, and strategic planning for over 20 schools and nonprofits. Nicole is a diversity, equity and inclusion coach and consultant across the country. She has worked with numerous organizations to support their equity and inclusion efforts. With her work with Nashville and Cincinnati Symphony, Shelter Music, Beacon Academy and the Whitby School, Nicole believes that organizations can live fully in mission through the work of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Nicole is a Global Ambassador for the Queen Morta School in Vilnius, Lithuania, a member of the corporation of the Community Music Center Boston. She lives in Boston, with her partner, son and two French Bulldogs.

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