As vice president of education, Nicole Temple’s responsibilities include all facets of the museum associated with the nearly 400,000 students that participate in HMNS programming annually. She participates in the development of exhibitions and occasionally serves as curator for special exhibitions, most notably Magna Carta, Block Party and Death by Natural Causes.
Due to the nature of the museum and its programming, Temple’s skills run the gamut and include everything from curriculum development to taxidermy. During her tenure at HMNS, she has grown the museum’s educational offerings, including the highly-regarded summer camp program. She presents in the museum’s teacher workshops, lecture series and webcasts, and has also led trips for the museum’s travel program and created content for giant-screen films.
Before joining the museum staff, Temple taught a variety of subjects in public high schools. She earned undergraduate degrees in education and English literature and language, as well as a graduate degree in education, all from the University of Kansas.