School Farm Specialist
Nichole Lupo graduated Cum Laude from Columbia College in Columbia, SC with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She taught music to students in K-5th grade. She has been teaching in schools and for local non-profits for the last twenty years.
Ms. Lupo’s very first job was to help her father in her family’s quarter-acre home garden. Her first paying job was in a restaurant, and she continued that work at various establishments throughout high school, college, and even on the weekends when she began her teaching career. She spent summers working on local farms, which really sparked her desire to combine her love of good food, working with children, and being outside as much as possible. Prior to joining the ANCS family as a staff member, Ms. Lupo worked as a Farm to School and environmental educator for several metro Atlanta non-profits. She spent three years in three schools with the Seeds of Nutrition Program, followed by several years creating and delivering Farm to School workshops for teachers with Georgia Organics. In 2012, she joined the staff at Wylde Center as the Farm to School Manager, where she taught students in City Schools of Decatur in their garden classrooms, implemented two district-wide taste tests each year, and managed high school summer interns at farms, restaurants, and farmers markets around Decatur and Atlanta. She also supervised FoodCorps service members in their work in four APS elementary schools.
When she’s not eating delicious meals at home with her chef husband Robert and 5th grader Cora, Ms. Lupo can be found hiking, camping, watching movies, reading books, snuggling her two dogs, and spending time with friends. She is thrilled to join the faculty at ANCS!