Mrs. Nicole Traud-Cross was born in Louisville KY and grew up between Mechanicsville VA and Louisville. She was in the last 8th grade graduating class of St. Aloysius on Payne Street. Nicole then moved to Virginia, and graduated in 2000 from Lee Davis High School in Mechanicsville VA. She recently obtained her CDA, and is continuing at JCTC in Early Childcare Education. Nicole has belonged to Louisville Turners on River Road all her life, and has coached children in bowling, wee-ball and tee-ball since 2003. She has also volunteered her time running adult sports such as bowling, softball and kickball leagues. She started at St. Leonard as a Preschool Assistant in 2014, and is now in her 2nd year as the lead teacher in Pre-K 4s.
Nicole was recently married in October 2017 and has a daughter who has attended St. Leonard since Kindergarten and is currently in 7th grade. Nicole loves animals, especially monkeys. In her free time she likes reading, spending time with friends and family and being outdoors.