- Bachelors Major: Early Childhood Ed.
- Masters Major: Early Childhood Ed.
- Bachelors Samford University (1989)
- Masters Samford University (1990)
Dr. Nichols has been with Christ's Church Academy since 1998, and has served as Head of School since 2012. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Samford University, and earned her PhD from Capella University. Dr. Nichols has a deep passion for the students, and the staff, and she is dedicated whole-heartedly to building Godly generations of young adults the world will not change. She and her husband David have two children, Spencer and Makay, who are both CCA graduates.