• My name is Nicole Nesslar and I am an occupational therapist in East Maine School District 63. I support the First Steps Preschool Program, Gemini Junior High, and Melzer K-6th grade. School-based occupational therapists support academic achievement and social participation by promoting occupation within all school routines, including recess, classroom, and cafeteria time. They help children fulfill their role as students and prepare them for college, career, and community integration (AOTA).  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at nnesslar@emsd63.org or 847-745-6353.