Nicole FerroFirst Grade
Nicole has spent most of her life at Ojai Valley School as either a student, assistant, summer camp instructor or first grade teacher. Nicole first arrived at Ojai Valley School during her primary years. Her father is Gary Gartrell, Interim Head of Lower Campus, and her mother is Linda Gartrell, Pre-K teacher. Her brother and two sisters have also worked on campus in some capacity over the years. Nicole completed her undergraduate work at San Diego State University but decided to complete her credential at Cal State University Channel Islands. Nicole has been the first grade teacher for 7 years.
Nicole has a son named Jameson and she is looking forward to him joining his grandmother in the pre-k class in the Spring of 2016. She enjoys hiking, taking Pilates classes, riding her bike and camping at the beach. She feels so lucky to have been a student at OVS and now feels even more lucky to be a teacher at such a wonderful school.