Mykia O. Cadet


Dr. Mykia O. Cadet, author and editor of Personal Narratives of Black Educational Leaders, earned her bachelor's degree in English Literature and Secondary Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. She began her career as an English instructor in Prince George’s County. After teaching for three years, she earned the NBPTS’ National Board Certification. Within the same year, the National Society of High School Scholars, an organization founded and chaired by the renowned Nobel family, recognized Dr. Cadet as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction.

While serving as a teacher, University of Maryland Mentor Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) Candidate Mentor, NBCT Candidate Support Provider, community volunteer, and advocate for children from low-income households, Dr. Cadet coordinated and oversaw the behavioral and attendance trends of over 800 students in a Ninth Grade Academy program. After finishing her master's degree in counseling, Dr. Cadet earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy and was a recipient of American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) Educational Administration Scholarship Award. Dr. Cadet graduated from the first cohort of the AASA Urban Superintendent Academy, preparing her to address national concerns of equity, access, and governance.

Dr. Cadet serves as the CEO of Education Acquisition Group where she provides executive consultation and thought-partnering services to business leaders. She also serves as an assistant principal in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She lives with her husband, Dr. Jean-Paul Cadet, in Hyattsville, Maryland, where they enjoy feeding the homeless, advocating for children living in poverty, and discovering innovative, raw vegan cuisine.

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