Nataki Gregory, Ed.D.
Associate & Partnership Manager
Over the last 18 years, Nataki has been a teacher, principal, principal coach, manager, and a cabinet officer. She was the founding principal of the Evans Campus of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, an alternative school that focuses on rigorous instruction, deep student-staff connections, supportive culture, and college preparation for students who have experienced trauma and failure before attending Maya. While principal, she led the school to receive a Silver Gain award for student achievement gains, a first for an alternative school, and sent over 95% of each graduating class off to college. While Director of School Support for the D.C. Office of New Leaders, Nataki connected a community of nearly 100 New Leaders from previous cohorts to serve as living classrooms for the aspiring cohort of leaders.
Nataki is a results-focused educator who has worked to ensure teachers and leaders have the skills necessary to drive continuous improvement for schools and their communities. She has a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University.
Nataki, along with our CPO Michael Prada, collaborated on this post discussing easy ways that teachers can move beyond the foundational elements of strong relationships with their students in order to drive achievement and cultivate a culturally relevant classroom.
Nataki also shared her thoughts on our blog the day after the school shooting in Parkland, FL on how educators can begin to process and respond in the wake of a tragedy.