Sheridan Nixon

Sheridan Nixon

Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, Economic Opportunities Program

Director of Parent Promise/Project Lead of Partner Relations, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Sheridan Nixon is a compassionate and innovative educator who has worked in the field of education since 2006. Mr. Nixon’s career expertise is in serving disconnected populations. Earning a bachelor’s degree from Southern Arkansas University and a master’s from Amberton University, Mr. Nixon incorporates his education, as well as his life and career experiences, in his work. In 2016, Mr. Nixon lead efforts for The City of Dallas, one of three cities chosen across the nation, to be part of The Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation field test. The purpose of this project was to test mobile solutions to improve access to education and develop relevant learning content for disconnected populations around the nation. Mr. Nixon, and his team, also won the Innovation of the Year award for Dallas County Community College through his work with Adult and Workforce Education. Currently, Mr. Nixon heads a brand new initiative at Dallas County Community College District titled Parent Promise. This initiative provides scholarship moneys to parents of students who are part of the Dallas County Promise. Mr. Nixon’s life’s work is to help educate entire families and communities.

Sheridan Nixon is a member of the Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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