Dr. Donna Nicholson has been an educator for over forty years. Her experience is wide and varied. Teaching, training and coaching adults is a large part of her work today. She retired from her last superintendent’s position in 2009 and is now the President of Donna Nicholson & Associates. Dr. Nicholson has held positions as a superintendent of school districts in Colorado and Alabama and a charter school system with multiple campuses in many of the major cities in Texas.
Her most notable award is the Key Communicator Award for Texas given to her as the person who made the biggest impact on education. Governor Ann Richards nominated her for her work with corporations across Texas in establishing effective business education coalitions, which worked with the Texas legislature to raise the graduation standards of the state through a nationally recognized scholars program.