Alumni Regional Directors

Nancy Trent

Regions 3, 4, and 5


Nancy Trent is an Area Superintendent in Alief ISD. She has 30 years of experience in education. Prior to her current position, Nancy was the Principal of Alief Middle School and Youens Elementary. She has served as the South Houston Regional Director for Raise Your Hand Texas, since 2012. Nancy attended Harvard Summer Institutes in 2009 and 2013 and has served as a small group leader at the Harvard Summer Institute, “Leadership, An Evolving Vision,” since 2014. She also attended the Rice REEP Summer Program in 2011. Nancy’s recent work focused on Dr. Carol Dweck’s growth mindset and Dr. Angela Duckworth’s research on grit. As a principal, her campus worked in partnership with Dr. David Yeager at the University of Texas in Austin on his research study, Increasing Agency by Promoting a Purpose for Learning: Experiments in Urban District Middle Schools. Nancy received a B.A. in education from The University of St. Thomas and an M.A. in education leadership from The University of Houston.

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