"Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not preparation for life. Education is life itself." John Dewey, educator
Deb Nixon is an experienced educator passionate about leading students to bring the joy of learning. Over the past 30 years, she has taught students in 1st through 12th grade across five states and most recently served as the dean of instruction at KIPP 3D Academy and principal-in-residence and KIPP Generations Collegiate in Houston. She inherited her love of reading from her mom, a children’s librarian, and started her career in elementary school. Returning to where students find their passion for thinking, creating, and learning as the school leader of KIPP Pleasant Grove Primary School is thrilling. In addition to her time spent teaching and leading in schools, she has been married to Andy for 30 years, and they have two children, Anna and Noah. The Nixons love spending time with their extended family, church family, and community, especially where food is involved.