Nakia Douglas



Executive Director, TRAC



Nakia Douglas is the Founding Executive Director of the Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC) for Dallas and Tarrant Counties. Prior to this, he served as the Founding Executive Director TRIO and Pre-Collegiate Programs at UNT – Dallas. As a Twenty – Six-year career (K – 16) Educator, he has served as an Executive Director, Principal (Elementary, Middle, High & Magnet) and Teacher from North Carolina, Georgetown, Pflugerville and Dallas, Texas. Nakia is also the Founding Principal of “The” Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy in Dallas ISD.

Within his spare time, he serves the community on various boards and committees. Nakia has received several recognitions for his work in education including the KERA – American Graduate Champion, SMU Luminary Award, Trailblazer Awards, Dallas ISD Magnet Principal of the Year and D CEO Dallas 500 (2021 & 2022).

Nakia graduated from Lincoln High School in Dallas ISD. Received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Livingstone College and Master’s in Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University.  He and his wife, Gloria are both career educators and have two children.

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