About Us 

The Northern Illinois Computing Educators Chapter of the Illinois Computing Educators (NICE) provides support to computing professionals involved in education in northern Cook County, Chicago and parts of surrounding counties. NICE encourages the development, growth and use of technology in all facets of the educational process, and extends an invitation to educators to band together to further this process. It is dedicated to presenting programs meeting the needs and interests of its membership and to providing a forum for informal communication and support. Meetings are held at a variety of times and locations throughout the area.

Our mission

  • Promote the development, growth, and use on computers and technology in all facets of the educational process.
  • Assist in the professional growth and development of its members and other interested parties in the use of computers and technology.
  • Facilitate the dissemination of information concerning computing and technology

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Download our May 2017 NICE News!

NICE Executive Board: 2016 – 2017 
PresidentDavid Chan
President-ElectTricia Lazzaro
Recording SecretaryJeremy Wickham
TreasurerJason Meltzer
CommunicationsCharlene Chausis 
Mini-Conference Co-ChairMina Marien, Marci Faust, Bo Warmbold
Volunteer ChairAngel Villarreal
Past PresidentCaren Kimbarovsky 
Member-at-Large Briana Allen, Helen Lazzaro, Jill Maraldo, & Maureen Chertow Miller


 Event Listing 

Event NameDate


Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at Shepard Middle School, Deerfield, IL
Details and directions: Sept2016NICENews.pdf


Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at Carleton Washburne School, 515 Hibbard Rd.,Winnetka, IL
Details and directions: Oct2016NICENews.pdf

Google Certification Workshop (1/2 day)

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, Evanston Twp. H.S., Evanston, IL
9 am to Noon

NICE MiniCon

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, Niles North H.S., Skokie, IL 
Details and directions: Jan2017NICENews.pdf

Pre-register Here

Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of All Learners

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017,
Emerson Middle School,
8101 N. Cumberland, Ave., Niles, IL
Details and directions: March/April2017NICENews.pdf


Wednesday, May 17, 2017,
Glenbrook South H.S.,
4000 W. Lake Street, Glenview, IL
Details and directions: May2017NICENews.pdf