Nicole Skeen is an educator, coach, consultant, trainer, speaker, and program developer with a passion for facilitating the professional growth and individual success of teachers. She served as a middle school teacher, instructional coach, induction coordinator, professional development leader, and adjunct instructor at the University of South Carolina before joining the College of Education faculty full-time. In 2017, Skeen became the college’s founding director of the Carolina Teacher Induction Program (CarolinaTIP). CarolinaTIP is an innovative and groundbreaking program designed to help teachers persevere and thrive in the profession. As director, Skeen has led the development and implementation of a proven and award-winning coaching and support model specifically designed to meet the evolving needs of novice teachers by addressing educator-identified and research-based factors of teacher attrition.