Ms. Nikki Powell, Ed. S.



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Ms. Nikki Powell, Ed. S.

As the new principal of Deer Valley Middle School, I am privileged to work with an amazing community of students, teachers, and parents. Many of you may know that I spent the last two years as the Assistant Principal at DVMS. As a result, I have gained instrumental knowledge of the campus and the community at large. With this experience, I hope to continue to foster relationships with all stakeholders and work to meet the needs of all students to prepare them for success in high school, college, and beyond.

Prior to joining Deer Valley Unified School District, I worked in the Tolleson Union High School District as the Assistant Principal of Discipline and Attendance. I started my administration career at Metro Tech High School as the Dean of Students. Academically speaking, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Also, I attended Northern Arizona University (NAU) where I earned a Masters degree in Secondary Education/Reading. Next, I received my principal preparation from The George Washington University where I completed an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. I am currently pursuing a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

This year I am excited to announce our signature program titled Paxton Action Labs. Our students will experience career and technical education to prepare them for their next endeavor. DVMS will focus on building and establishing relationships that are beneficial to all students. Additionally, this year we will provide an Advisory class to help support student needs in areas such as: building relationships, maintaining a growth mindset, problem-based learning, and community service.

I am looking forward to working with all stakeholders. I invite students, families, and business partners to join us as we move full S.T.E.A.M. ahead!




Nikki L. Powell, Ed. S.