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Douglas Joins Normandy as New High School Principal

NORMANDY, MO – The Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board has approved the selection of Nakia Douglas as the new principal for Normandy High School. Ms. Douglas will officially assume her new role July 1, 2020.

Douglas is a veteran educator with extensive experience in urban public education. Prior to joining Normandy, Douglas served as the Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer at MGT/Gary Community Schools in Gary, Indiana. She also served as the National SPED (special education) Director with the Phalen Leadership Academies in Indiana and Michigan. Douglas also served as an assistant principal in the Indianapolis Public Schools. She is an experienced classroom teacher, having worked in several school districts in Illinois and Indianapolis.

“I have a great deal of confidence in Ms. Douglas’ abilities to lead our students and staff as we look to make significant improvements at our high school,” said Marcus C. Robinson, Normandy Superintendent of Schools. “Her experience in urban education in leadership and as a classroom teacher will be invaluable to the important work we have to do to improve student achievement.”

Douglas earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education from Indiana State University in Terre Haute. She earned her master’s degree in School Leadership from the University of Indianapolis, and an Education Specialist degree from Ball State University. Douglas is currently completing coursework toward her doctorate degree in Education Leadership from Ball State University in Indiana.