Nicole Miceli


Kaitlyn Cook

Nicole Miceli, who joined the staff of Santa Fe High in 2019, teaches English for juniors and seniors. She said she loves the interaction she has with students and her favorite thing to teach is literary analysis.

“While going to grad school, I started working as a teacher’s assistant and I just fell into it,” she explained. “ I taught at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia for eight years and I just loved teaching…. It makes me feel young.”

Originally from the small town of Tabernacle, N.J., Ms. Miceli attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. “I earned BAs in both English and philosophy,” she said. “Then I went to graduate school at Temple University and earned a master’s in English/Creative Writing.”

In her free time, mainly during the summer, Ms. Miceli enjoys creative writing. She is currently working of a novel. “It’s kind of autobiographical fiction,” she explained. “A study into life, fictionalized a bit.”

Ms. Miceli has three rescue dogs, all mix-breeds: “One is part coyote, one I rescued in Pojoaque — he was thrown out of a car — and one’s actually a Hurricane Katrina rescue dog.”

About her career, Ms. Miceli said, “Santa Fe High has been, probably, my favorite teaching job that I’ve had.”