Nicole Allard


Leading for Transformation, Formerly Vista Unified

Nicole Allard is the founder of Leading for Transformation, dedicated to change agent and transformational leadership development. She was formerly the Executive Director of Educational Excellence and Innovation for Vista Unified, supporting administrators and educators in creating learning environments and pathways that prepare students for postsecondary success. Prior to this, Nicole served as the principal of Mission Vista High School, a nationally recognized demonstration magnet school. She has 26 years of experience in education, with 17 in site and district administration. Nicole sees the role of the principal as a change agent, transforming traditional school environments and empowering teachers to reimagine instruction. She believes that personalizing learning engages students in discovering their strengths, habits, interests, and passions to better prepare them for an increasingly complex world of work. Nicole is a leader in the transformation of learning, school design, and district strategy and operations.