Nicole Allard

Nicole Allard

Executive Director of Educational Excellence and Innovation

Vista Unified School District

Nicole Allard is the Executive Director of Educational Excellence and Innovation for the Vista Unified School District. In this role, she supports educators across VUSD in their work to create the conditions necessary for learning environments and pathways that prepare students to be confident and inspired to make positive contributions in our increasingly complex world. Prior to this, Nicole served as the Principal of Mission Vista High School, a nationally recognized demonstration magnet school. Nicole has 24 years of experience in education, with 14 in high school administration. She sees the role of the principal as a change agent, transforming traditional school environments and empowering teachers to reimagine instruction. Nicole believes that personalizing learning engages students in discovering their strengths, interests, and values that will better prepare them for an increasingly complex world of work. Together, Nicole and VUSD superintendent Dr. Matt Doyle have made Vista a regional and national leader in the transformation of learning, school design, and district strategy and operations.

Monday, April 4, 2022

3:50 pm
4:30 pm

Knife’s Edge: System Change in K-12

Coronado A, Level 4

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

10:10 am
10:50 am

Interactive Sessions

Cityview B, 32nd Floor

Using the Full Spectrum of Evidence of Student Growth: an Outcome-Based, High-Velocity Design Lab