About Nicole

Raised in the Buffalo, NY area near the Canadian border, and having studied in Paris, France Nicole Flesvig Bruland is a French/English bilingual with a passion for language.  In 1995, she brought that passion to Naples, Florida where she taught French language and linguistics at a local high school.  In 2003, she relocated to Tallahassee, Florida where she taught at Florida State University and served as an education policy consultant and PR/Communications professional at the Florida Department of Education.  Nicole also has experience in education administration, having served as a non-profit vice president and college administrator.  In recent years, Nicole has utilized her unique skill set and expertise to the benefit of local non-profit and post-secondary organizations as a consultant.  A graduate of Leadership Collier and currently working on her PhD dissertation, Nicole is a published writer, blogger, and an adjunct professor of French and English as a Second Language (ESL).  She enjoys traveling the world and having fun with her husband and two sons, who never fail to keep her already busy life exciting.


  • The Florida State University (ABD – PhD dissertation in progress)
  • Leadership Collier Professional Development Program (Certificate – 2011)
  • L’Institut Catholique de Paris (Certificate – 2001)
  • State University of NY at Buffalo (Bachelor of Arts – 1993, Master of Arts – 1996)
  • L’Université de Paris – Sorbonne (Certificate – 1992)

Teaching Experience

  • Edison State College (English, French Language & Linguistics, 2011 – present)
  • The Maclay School (French,2005 – 2006)
  • The Florida State University (French Language & Linguistics, 2003 – 2005)
  • Collier County Public Schools (French Language & Linguistics, 1995 – 2003)
  • State University of NY at Buffalo (French Language & Linguistics, 1993 – 1995)

Administrative Experience

  • Freelance Consultant (2009 – present)
  • Edison State College (Director, Coordinator, 2009 – 2011)
  • The Education Foundation of Collier County (Vice President, 2008 – 2009)
  • Florida Department of Education (Policy, Communications, 2006 – 2008)
  • The Florida State University (Advisor, Scholarship Consultant, 2003 – 2008)

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