Assistant Director

Inclusive Movement Center

Nick Salese says, “In sports, we highlight the best, the winner, but we don’t focus enough on the process. It’s not about the race, it’s about what you put into it. The work is the reward for athletes at every level.” Nick works in the West Orange Schools and focuses on special education.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he also played collegiate soccer. After college, he pursued a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay: School of Criminal Justice, a General Education certification from St. Peter’s University, and Special Education certification from Kean University. Originally, he thought that teaching would be his “day job” while he accomplished doctoral research on at-risk teenagers through John Jay, but he fell in love with teaching, and it became his life’s work. Says Nick, “At the Inclusive Movement Center, we have the freedom to put all of our educational ideals into practice.”  Nick, a seasoned triathlete, has specialized training in both mountain biking and obstacle course training.