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Nicole Johnston, M.E.d.

TBS Worker / Case Manager

I have a wide range of experience that Alta saw before adding me to the team and before pairing my knowledge and skill set to specific cases. My experience ranges from working in a Preschool for several years as a teacher’s aide to working with the elderly in a nursing home. With a large age range, I have also worked with several diagnoses including a number of different types of both mental and physical disabilities. I have Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and a Masters of Education in School Counseling. While I was finishing my Bachelor’s, I worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS) in schools out in Sharon, PA. I worked with children from ages 4 to 16, with their behavioral issues and education. While getting my Master’s, I worked full time with adults who have an Autism Diagnosis in the home, community, and work environments. Now I am working as a TBS Case Manager, here at Alta. There are a couple of additional things about me that I would love to share to help give a better sense of who I am. I actually grew up in Boardman, and moved back after finishing graduate school. I recently got into the love running, and am training to run a 10k. I have been crocheting since the 8th grade, and find it a really relaxing hobby. I really enjoy painting and anything creative that I am able to work on. I love animals, I have one cat and we recently adopted a puppy, and I will gladly show you pictures of them if you ask.