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Granville Leadership Team

Nicole Zick- Washington, Principal 

Nicole Zick

Nicole Zick-Washington, Ed.S., Principal at Granville Lutheran School, has been a part of the LUMIN family since 2015. She entered the network as a parent in 2013. Nicole grew up in Milwaukee, WI. From a very young age, Nicole knew she wanted to be a teacher or a lawyer. Before becoming an assistant principal at LUMIN, she worked as the middle school math teacher at Granville Lutheran. She also worked for the State of Wisconsin for 20 years while holding various part-time positions as a mentor, tutor, crisis stabilizer, and coach with youth. Nicole sits on the Board of Education for the Brown Deer School District and is a self-published author who is working on completing her third book. She studied Community Leadership & Development at Alverno College where she received her Bachelor’s degree. Nicole went on to further her educational knowledge by attending Concordia University where she obtained her Master’s degree in Public Administration; followed by attending Northcentral University where she obtained her Education Specialist Degree.

Nicole is married and has three sons (Javier, Cole, and KJ). She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. On Saturday mornings, you can find Nicole enjoying time with her family and making memories.

One of the things that drew Nicole to LUMIN is the ability to incorporate the greatness of God and our blessings into the work we do with our students. She can use her life experiences, which included many hardships and obstacles, as well as overcoming them, to motivate her to help her scholars and assist LUMIN in continuing their mission. The opportunity to have a hand in shaping our future is what Nicole enjoys most about her role.

Her favorite scripture is Corinthians 13: “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains but have not love, I am nothing...  Love is patient, and love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud...  And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Hence, the titles of her books are Hope and Faith, which are completed, and she is working on Love. Nicole strongly believes that all action should be rooted in love.

For questions, please contact Nicole Zick-Washington at [email protected].

Tiffany Mitchell, Operation Manager
Tiffany Mitchell

Tiffany Mitchell is an accomplished professional serving as the Operation Manager at LUMIN Schools, Granville Lutheran. With an impressive period that began in 2016, Tiffany has become a key member of the esteemed LUMIN Family. With over fifteen years of experience in the Education field, she has established herself as a seasoned professional. 

Tiffany, a native of Milwaukee, was raised in the vibrant city. Tiffany, from a young age, harbored aspirations of pursuing a career as a licensed cosmetologist. With a background as a middle school English Language Arts teacher, she transitioned into her current role as an Operation Manager. Mrs. Mitchell is a highly accomplished individual who holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Services with a specialization in Child and Family Welfare from the prestigious Grand Canyon University. 

Tiffany is a dedicated professional who is happily married and blessed with the joy of raising three wonderful children. In her leisure hours, she finds happiness in the harmonious melodies of music and cherishes invaluable moments with her loved ones. 

She takes to heart the wise words of Barack Obama: "We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and facing our biggest challenges." When you realize that every person is different and has their own traits and points of view, it becomes clear that our differences are what make the human experience so rich. With a strong belief in how different people are by nature, it is clear that each person has a unique and special quality that sets them apart. She encourages both parents and teachers not to give up when they face problems along the education journey. As the Operation Manager she plans to create an atmosphere that encourages and supports growth. Her approach is based on trust and a recognition of how important the path is and how it can change people. 

For questions, please contact [email protected]

Kourtney Gee, Administrative Assistant 
Kourtney Gee

Kourtney Gee has worn many hats in her life, but perhaps the most important one is that of a dedicated parent. She hails from the vibrant city of Milwaukee, WI, where her journey began. As a child, her dreams soared high, and she aspired to become a veterinarian, fueled by a love for animals.

Today, Kourtney’s life revolves around her beautiful family. She’s married to her husband, Seth, for over a decade, and they have three wonderful boys – Kamden, Keelan, and Kason. The chaos and joy they bring into her life are indescribable.

With a passion for supporting her sons' athletic endeavors, she selflessly dedicates her time to volunteering at their football games, specifically in the concession stand. While her personal interest in sports may be limited, her unwavering commitment to her children's pursuits shines through her active involvement in their athletic community. Mrs. Gee’s Faith is deeply rooted in the principles of faith. Drawing inspiration from Genesis 1:27, she embraces the profound truth that we are all intricately fashioned in the image of God.

Professionally, she’s taken on various roles, but currently, she serves as an Administrative Assistant at LUMIN Schools, Granville Lutheran. What sets her apart is her ability to relate to others from different perspectives. She’s been a teacher in early education, which has given her a unique insight into child development. Kourtney thrives as a team player, bringing these qualities to the table.

Beyond work and family, Kourtney has a few passions that keep her busy. She finds solace in crocheting, and has developed quite the collection of Starbucks cups. On Saturday mornings, you'll often find putting her strong organizational skill into play by completing her weekly deep cleaning at home, a small act that brings her a sense of accomplishment.

In summary, she’s a loving parent, a dedicated professional, and a person of faith. Kourtney Gee's journey has been shaped by the diverse roles She’s played, but above all, her family is the heartbeat of her life.

For questions, please contact [email protected]