Nicole Chapin Duke, Director
Ms. Duke received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, where she majored in history and played varsity ice hockey, and her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Before going to law school, she worked for a public relations and lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., that focused on work for political campaigns and nonprofit advocacy groups, and during her time in law school, she worked for the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives. Right after law school, she worked as a law clerk for a federal trial judge in Washington, D.C. After practicing law at Williams & Connolly, LLP, for a number of years, she made the leap to the education world, and has now been with SPS for seven years, beginning as a curriculum coordinator, then serving as the associate director, and now the director. In addition to her role with SPS, Ms. Duke also teaches high school history at St. Albans, coaches field hockey at St. Albans’ sister school (the National Cathedral School), and serves as the faculty advisor to the Government Club sponsored by both schools. Ms. Duke and her husband are the proud parents of two college-aged children, both of whom are proud SPS alums.