Dr. Charcia Nichols is a native Atlantan and a product of the Atlanta Public Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from the University of Georgia, a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Jacksonville State University, an Educational Specialist and Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University. While at the University of Georgia, Charcia served as a campus coordinator for AIDS Athens and a volunteer for Reading Is Fundamental in three elementary schools.

    Shortly after graduation, she began teaching at Southside Comprehensive High School in Atlanta where she assisted in the first Atlanta Public Schools’ Industry Certification Program in Business Education and Academy of Finance. Students completing the programs were able to gain entry level positions in the area of business ranging from technical to clerical level employment. After five years of teaching, Dr. Nichols was offered a position of Assistant Principal at Hiram High School. Because of the minority population rising from 8 to 20% in one year, there was a need for an African-American administrator. Dr. Nichols served at Hiram for two years and implemented a Diversity Week, which recognized the growing nationalities represented at the school.   The Diversity Week gained public attention through the media and has become an annual event. Since leaving Hiram, Dr. Nichols has served as a Career and Technical Education Supervisor at G. W. Carver Comprehensive High School, Career and Technical Education Facilitator at the Central Office level and Assistant Principal at G. W. Carver Comprehensive High School and Crawford W. Long Middle School.

    Dr. Nichols has a profound passion for educating students and parents at an early stage in life about personal finance. Her duties have included teaching a class to eighth graders about personal finance, which includes budgeting, credit cards, taxes and college savings plans. She also has a desire to work with the parents in the community about increasing their financial wealth. Dr. Nichols has trained 22 students that prepare taxes for members in their community with the assistance of employees of the Georgia Department of Revenue.  Dr. Nichols is currently involved with education on another level.  She is a coach to thirteen African American women pursuing their doctorate degree. The group started with 13 members 18 months ago and has graduated six within a 14 month period.

    Dr. Nichols is actively involved at her son’s school where she has served as a Room Parent, Campaign Impact Committee and an Officer of Parent Advisory Council.   Despite all of her regular activities, Dr. Nichols finds time to provide assistance to high school and college students writing research papers and thesis. Dr. Nichols is the mother of one son, Caleb Matthew and enjoys reading and writing in her free time.


    Words to live by: "Excellence is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution, and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities."