Octavia Nixon

Educational Consultant
onixon@teachingmatters.org

Octavia Nixon has worked in urban education for 10 years. Prior to joining the Teaching Matters team, she was a Literacy Instructional Coach at a school located in NYC. Earlier in her career, she worked as a special education teacher, and both an ELA and ESL teacher. She also served as a Literacy Consultant alongside the New Jersey Department of Education and supported their efforts in successfully declassifying the priority status of a middle school in the Plainfield school district. Octavia has experience creating and revising literacy based curricula in addition to developing standards-aligned curriculum material for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington D.C. Ms. Nixon is very passionate about providing leaders and teachers with sufficient tools and guidance to leverage data and strategically inform instruction on a daily basis for the betterment and success of all students.

Octavia earned a Bachelor's Degree in English with a minor in psychology from the University of Massachusetts- Boston, a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and an Educational Supervisor Certification from Kean University.