Nakia Douglas

Title: Executive Director of TRIO and Pre-Collegiate Programs
Company: The University of North Texas at Dallas
Location: DeSoto, Texas, United States

Nakia Douglas, Executive Director of TRIO and Pre-Collegiate Programs at The University of North Texas at Dallas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational administration.

Since 2017, Mr. Douglas has provided superior service as executive director of TRIO and pre-collegiate programs at The University of North Texas at Dallas. TRIO is a federal outreach and student services initiative designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds that include programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education in 1997 from Livingstone College, Mr. Douglas followed with a Master of Education in instructional technology from Houston Baptist University in 2003. He thereupon excelled as a principal in the Dallas Independent School District with Maynard H. Jackson Vanguard School from 2004 to 2006, Maynard H. Jackson Middle School from 2006 to 2007 and A. Maceo Smith High School from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Douglas further provided superior education from 2010 to 2016 as a principal of the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy.

As executive director of South Oak Cliff Feeder Pattern in the Dallas Independent School District from 2016 to 2017, Mr. Douglas supported and guided the development of 12 campus principals and their faculty/ staff members to provide a transformative educational experience for its students and community. In recognition of his exemplary service, Mr. Douglas was given the Young Leaders and Education Award by Southern Methodist University and a placement among the Top 500 Leaders by D Magazine, covering the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

Mr. Douglas attributes his success to his mother who instilled in him the importance of education. He witnessed his mother’s commitment to his education and that of his sister. He considers career highlight to changing the perception of students, faculty, and staff of what public education can be. Prior to any students coming into the school year, or when they were building Barack Obama Leadership Academy Maynard Jackson Middle School, it was always inspiring teachers to find their love of education within themselves. In the coming years, Mr. Douglas intends to complete his doctorate and continue his progression in the next phase of his educational career.

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