About the Author

Sam Nix

Dr. Samuel D. Nix is the chief of schools in Texas’s Duncanville Independent School District. An award-winning educator, he has worked at multiple levels in the education system as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. Under his leadership, his schools have achieved success including a National Model School, a campus ranked in the top 10 percent of comparable schools in Texas, and national recognition for closing achievement gaps. Dr. Nix believes in empowering methods that prioritize the student learning experience and create extraordinary results for all.