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Nicole Worzel-Piascik

Title: Vice Principal
Company: Woonsocket Middle School
Location: North Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States

Nicole Worzel-Piascik, Vice Principal at Woonsocket Middle School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in school leadership.

With nearly 25 years of experience to her credit, Ms. Worzel-Piascik has excelled as vice principal at Woonsocket Middle School since 2023. In this role, her responsibilities include coordinating for PBIS and SEL, creating programs for PBIS, and administering a student program focused on safety, positivity, accountability, respect, and kindness. She began her career as director of bands at Woonsocket Middle School from 1999 to 2023.

Before embarking on her professional path, Ms. Worzel-Piascik pursued an education at the University of Rhode Island where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music education in 1999. She continued her academic efforts at the University of New England, obtaining a Master of Education in 2005. She holds certifications as a youth mental health first responder from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing in 2020 and a K-12 building administrator from the Rhode Island Department of Education in 2023.

Beyond her responsibilities within the field, Ms. Worzel-Piascik has participated in numerous endeavors outside of her professional circles. She contributed to Rock-N-Jock Charities and the RI Rhythm and Blues Society. She held the position of past advocacy chair at the Rhode Island Music Education Association for 10 years.

In addition to her primary vocation, Ms. Worzel-Piascik remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to her areas of expertise. She was a member of the Rhode Island Association of School Principals and a past member of the National Association for Music Educators. In light of her impressive undertakings, Ms. Worzel-Piascik has accrued several accolades throughout her career. She was presented with the National Advocacy Award by the National Association for Music Educators in 2016 and the RIMEA Meritorious Award from the Rhode Island Music Education Association in 2016. 

Ms. Worzel-Piascik has always had a passion for music. In her career as an educator, she has made persistent strides to create a safe place for students who had that same passion. Her hobbies include creating works of art with a die-cutting machine, playing the French horn, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and dog. Her goal in the immediate future is to become a school principal. 

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