Upon graduation, Ms. DePresca received a full-time teaching position in Livingston, N.J., where she taught K-5 General Music and 4th and 5th grade chorus in the public schools. After she relocated to Monmouth County in 2001, she became the primary school general music teacher (Grades K-2 and self-contained) at the Mahala F. Atchison School in Tinton Falls, NJ, and continues to inspire 'little minds' with music every day. In 2009, Ms. DePresca was voted 'Teacher of the Year' by her colleagues, administration, and parents of the Tinton Falls School District. In May of 2010, Nicole was published in TEMPO Magazine on her article entitled, "Unite Students Digitally Everyday in the Elementary Setting."
Ms. DePresca works throughout the year preparing her students for a Veteran’s Day Program in November and three large-scaled themed grade-level concerts (one for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade). Her music program at MFA was showcased in an documentary entitled "Here's the Story-Play On" which aired on PBS/NJTV in the summer of 2015. Here are a couple of clips!
Besides teaching music at MFA, Ms. DePresca is a professional singer/musician and has been entertaining crowds every weekend at the Jersey Shore since 1996. You can find her at local venues in Monmouth and Ocean County throughout the year at www.NicoleandDenise.com
You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions or concerns.