Director of Title I Selected as Emerging Leader

Melissa Nixon, Director of Title I for Guilford County Schools, was one of only 22 educators named to the 2012-13 Class of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International Emerging Leaders.

PDK International, a publisher of Phi Delta Kappan magazine, is a professional association for educators with more than 30,000 members. The PDK Emerging Leaders program recognizes top educators from across the world for their visionary leadership, professional achievements and commitment to the field of education.

“My passion has always been about affecting change to positively impact children and adults who work with children,” said Nixon.

In addition to being honored at a special ceremony during a professional development conference in November, Nixon will also have the opportunity to be published by PDK, apply for grants and participate in the organization’s initiatives.

Nixon has previously served as an elementary teacher, assistant principal and principal. She earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in school administration and a doctorate of education, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.