Meet the Behavior Interventionist

Nicole Diem
Hi there! Like many others, my journey did not begin in Maryland. I was born in NJ and grew up in a small, veeeery small, town along the Delaware River- I graduated high school with only 86 people! As a child, I spent a lot of time outside playing on the beach, boating, and riding horses. I loved playing basketball and began playing for my school in 4th grade. A few years later, I joined an AAU team that allowed my family and me to travel up and down the east coast. I was also invited to play in Holland for the US team! We placed 3rd out of 15 teams from around the world. That was an exciting and unforgettable experience!

While growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian because of my love for animals. When I was in high school, I volunteered at the ARC and found my love for helping people with disabilities. In 2001 I left my small town life for a small university in South Carolina. Two years later, I transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park and began working at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit. In 2005, I graduated from College Park with a degree in Psychology. A couple years after that, I got married and then spent almost a decade working with children (and for a brief time, adults too) with mental illness.  

After about 10 years, my path took another turn. That’s how I ended up here… a happy part of this amazing TES family. My husband and I now live in Monkton with two dogs, our “fur babies.” I’m not a veterinarian, but still love animals! We enjoy traveling; Costa Rica and New Orleans are a couple of our favorite places. We also very much enjoy watching the Ravens and Orioles play! I’m a believer in that everything happens for a reason. Our paths my not take us where we originally thought we’d go, but it’s where we are supposed to be. I am thankful for this opportunity to work with the children, staff, faculty, and families at TES.

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