Board of Directors

Nicholas G. Ouellette

Nick Ouellette, co-founder of the Graham Academy in Luzerne, Pennsylvania in 2007, has devoted the last six years of his career, building and establishing a school that specializes in educating children with Autism and children with emotional challenges. During this time, Nick has been committed to improving the schools vision, and providing an environment where special needs children can thrive.

Nick Ouellette, a 1999 graduate of Wyoming Seminary was raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania. After his graduation from Wyoming Seminary, he pursued his Bachelor’s Degree from Prescott College in Adventure Education and Wilderness Leadership. Upon completion of his degree in 2003, Nick began his career as a Wilderness Guide in Utah as well as a multitude of other states. Nick’s passion for photography was an idyllic compliment to his career. During his career as a Wilderness Guide, Nick was provided with countless opportunities to document the multitude of diverse landscapes and wildlife along the way. His lifelong passion for the outdoors and interest in advocating for the preservations of both natural places and wildlife was evident during his career and is carried with him to this day.

Three years after the opening of The Graham Academy, Nick was honored by the Times Leader and received the award for the “40 Under 40” outstanding young citizens of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Nick continues to devote his time and fervor to the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 2011, Nick graduated from Leadership Wilkes-Barre, and he currently is the chairman of the Autism Coalition of Luzerne County. He also serves on the advisory board for the organization Supporting Autistic Families Everywhere (S.A.F.E). In addition to his other commitments, Nick serves on the Luzerne County Youth Aid Panel, which is a diversionary program for nonviolent first time juvenile offenders, and is a member of the Wilkes Family Business Forum with his brother Will.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, boating and anything else that will allow him to travel into eccentric settings and environments. He is an avid birder and finds himself most at peace when sleeping in the outdoors.

Nick’s next journey finds him expanding the Graham Academy to a K-12 private school. He recently acquired a building in Kingston, Pennsylvania, previously known as the United Hebrew Institute. The building is currently being renovated and will be the new location of The Graham Academy. Because of Nick’s sustained loyalty to the students, staff, families and communities, lifelong learning and experiential education for children with special needs will continue through his vision in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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