Nicole Hix (She/Her)

Primary 5 Assistant Guide
Dear Families,
I am so overjoyed to be a part of your Athena community! After beginning my role at Athena as Support Guide, I am excited now to be joining the Primary 5 team as Assistant Guide and all that this new role has to offer. 
I have always felt called to work with children and fascinated by the amazing ideas young minds come up with. I went to a Montessori school as a young child, so Montessori feels completely natural for me.
I grew up right here in Austin! I attended both UT Austin and Texas State University where I studied journalism, interior design, and sociology. Right after college, I took a job as a nanny for 3-year-old twins which is where I discovered that making an impact on children is what makes my heart happy. I remember the connection that my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bowles, and I had (I actually still connect with her now as an adult!) and I hope to make similar connections throughout my career at Athena.
During college, I was on the wake-surfing team. So during my free time I love to be on the lake or anywhere near water. I always say that if I had a super power, it would be whatever aqua man has.:) I also enjoy long hikes, trying new foods, and painting and singing (in my car or shower).
I feel so incredibly blessed to be a part of the Athena community where I can continue to learn, grow, and make an impact on young minds.
-Nicole Hix