"Nicole worked as an art teacher for our program for three years. She was a strong, caring, and attentive teacher and excelled in her relations with parents and approached them in a friendly and courteous manner. Nicole offered a wide range of art and craft media that met children’s needs, especially sharing her passion for fiber arts. Her expertise with different media kept things new and fresh. Nicole was also compassionate to children’s needs and struggles and built caring relationships with them."

- Jen Flores, Site Coordinator, Arlington After School Program at Thompson Elementary School

"Nicole excels in bringing her fiber skills to students of all ages. Mixed age groups have enjoyed creating wearable hand-painted silk scarves, designing and sewing large stuffed animals, and making one-of-kind fleece scarves and mittens. She is caring, empathic, and encouraging and works hard to offer activities that allow students to self-discover, be creative, and feel proud of their accomplishments. Parents have always enjoyed being on the receiving end of some of Nicole’s wearable art activities with their children."

- Lee Guertin, Director of the Cabot After School in Newtoville, MA

"Nicole Donson has been part of NCE's summer Kids program since 2013. She has taught a variety of arts and crafts classes, specializing in fabric arts. She is a talented artist herself, and loves to share her passion for art with kids. She prepares unique projects for them to do, and they always leave proud of their work."

- Lisa Rucinski, Kids Program Director, Newton Community Education