Deputy Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer
Nakia M. Douglas was born, raised, and educated in Gary, IN. After graduating from Gary Roosevelt High School, she attended Indiana State University where she earned a Bachelors degree in English and Secondary Education. She then went on to earn a second teaching license in Special Education at Indiana University Northwest. Ms. Douglas then earned Masters degree in School Leadership from the University of Indianapolis. In 2015, she earned a Specialist in Education Degree (Ed.S) along with an Indiana Superintendent’s license from Ball State University. Nakia is currently a doctoral candidate in the Education Leadership Department at Ball State University.
Nakia M. Douglas has over 20 years of experience in urban education. She is an experienced teacher, Coordinator for Special Education, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Federal Grants Administrator (Title 1, Title 2, Title 3, SIG, and Innovation), Director of Special Education and Student Support Services. Over the course of her career she has worked in traditional public, charter, private, and turnaround schools. Ms. Douglas spent 10 years with the Tindley Accelerated Schools Network where she served in senior leadership and was apart of the team that grew the network from one school to a network of six schools. She currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer for Gary Community Schools. Nakia is very passionate about school reform and highly focused providing equitable educational outcomes for students of color and students with disabilities.