Nicole Morgan

Deputy Minister, Yukon Department of Education, Government of Yukon

Born and raised in the north in Yukon, Nicole Morgan is a passionate and experienced educator and public servant. She attended university at the University of British Columbia and began her teaching career in Coquitlam, British Columbia, before the north called her home again. She returned to the land of the midnight sun to work at Vanier Catholic Secondary and Porter Creek Secondary schools in Whitehorse, Yukon as a teacher and as a school counsellor, and completed a Master of Education degree and certificate in school counselling with the University of Calgary.

Born and raised in the north in Yukon, Nicole Morgan is a passionate and experienced  educator and public servant. She attended university at the University of British  Columbia and began her teaching career in Coquitlam, British Columbia, before the  north called her home again. She returned to the land of the midnight sun to work at  Vanier Catholic Secondary and Porter Creek Secondary schools in Whitehorse, Yukon  as a teacher and school counsellor, and completed a Master of Education degree and  certificate in school counselling with the University of Calgary.  

Nicole has worked at the Yukon Department of Education in progressive roles – educator to curriculum consultant to Director to Assistant Deputy Minister. She led the  system-wide redesign of Yukon’s school curriculum, from collaborating with Yukon First  Nations to bring more of their cultures and histories into school programs to facilitating  Yukon educators in shifting to student-centred assessment practices.  

Accepting the position of Deputy Minister of the Department of Education on April 27,  2018, she oversees Yukon public schools, postsecondary and labour market programs and Early Learning and Child Care. In this role, she is leading the modernization of  learning from cradle to careers in Yukon, and as in all roles before, learners and  educators remain at the heart of her work. 

On September 14, 2021, Nicole was also appointed the Deputy Minister of the Women  and Gender Equity Directorate. Nicole is excited about the opportunities to foster  synergies between the departments to advance priorities around gender equity and  address gender-based violence which is inherently connected to universal childcare,  inclusive education, and labour force development. 

Through her recent work with the Department of Education she has gained national  and international recognition for her leadership in education. In February 2020 Nicole  received the C21 national Shifting Minds Award for 21st Century Leadership in Learning  and Innovation, took on the role of Chair of the Education Finance and Labour Officials  Committee for the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, and in March 2021 

presented at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement on  Developing Inquiry Leadership During A Pandemic. 

Outside of the office, you can find Nicole playing her fiddle or strolling on the beaches  of Marsh Lake.

 

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