age: 37 | Principal of Kilpatrick Elementary School | Texarkana Arkansas School District
DeMarcus Green’s primary obligation is to create a positive environment for both students and teachers that is conducive to teaching and learning. “In doing so, I assist in meeting the needs of students by helping other educators acquire knowledge of diverse population groups and developing culturally informed strategies to assist the student populations within the educational sector,” he explained. “This allows me to utilize my circle of influence to produce needed change within the educational community.”
Being a father, as well as a protector and provider to his daughters, DeUndra (19) and Autumn (13) is DeMarcus’s greatest personal achievement. “My greatest professional accomplishment is when I was recognized in 2017 as Magnet Schools of America’s Regional Principal of the Year, representing the states of Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Mississippi,” he said.
Best advice you’ve ever received:
“YOU CAN TEACH SOMEONE HOW TO TEACH, BUT YOU CANNOT TEACH SOMEONE HOW TO LOVE KIDS.” —DAVID WALLS, DEMARCUS’S MENTOR
A graduate of Leadership Texarkana, DeMarcus has helped establish a plan for community excellence by engaging in strategic planning efforts between multiple sectors of the community. As an educator, he has coordinated and hosted a community 5K for the last two years, entitled “Hunger’s No Game” to help combat hunger in the Texarkana community. Registration for this event was the donation of 10 non-perishable canned food items. And the event has averaged over 10,000 food items each year, which were donated to Harvest Regional Food Bank and the Randy Sams’ Outreach Shelter.
DeMarcus is currently working on his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University- Texarkana. He concluded, “In 10 years, I hope to use the knowledge gained in this process to benefit me as I hope to become a school district superintendent.”
Name something about you that very few people know:
“I love to sing and dance (when no one is watching).” ￼