Nicole Limperopulos serves as the Associate Director of the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University, which is the largest university-based principal preparation program in the nation. In her role as Associate Director, she is responsible for operations oversight, fiscal management, and student recruitment. Dr. Limperopulos took an early leadership role in conducting a feasibility study and establishing partnerships that led to the successful launch of the Summer Principals Academy New Orleans. She also manages program accreditation, and led the Summer Principals Academy to secure full national accreditation through NCATE. Dr. Limperopulos completed her doctorate at Teachers College, and her research focuses on the effects that chronic exposure to community violence has on the lives of urban male adolescents. After completing an initial study on violence exposure in the South Bronx, Dr. Limperopulos is currently preparing to launch a replication of the study in New Orleans, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Prior to her work at Teachers College, Dr. Limperopulos spent eight years as a teacher in the New York City Department of Education. During her tenure with the New York City Department of Education, she taught a variety of History courses ranging from Regents prep to International Baccalaureate, and was twice nominated for National Teacher of the Year. Dr. Limperopulos earned her B.A. from Fordham University, M.A. from CUNY, and Ed.M. from Columbia University.
Donna N. Gray
Donna N. Gray is the Assistant Director of Technology, Media & Data of the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining the team she served as an English teacher and School Media Specialist/Librarian for over 10 years. As a School Media Specialist, Donna worked to harness the enthusiasm and potential in her students by securing various grants throughout her tenure. These grants frequently doubled her annual budget, and subsequently allowed for an increase in the development of programs and activities that expanded the knowledge base of the budding library community. In her role as Media Specialist, Donna mentored new librarians, developed technology based initiatives, and sought to spread the vision & mission of the library program throughout the campus she served.