Meet the School Administration
Mrs. Diana Gomez - Interim Principal
Mrs. Diana Gomez joined Nixon School over 20 years ago. She has two master degrees and a bilingual teacher endorsement. She has been recognized by OLCE for her community engagement when she was in the role of Bilingual Lead Teacher.
Her leadership role is student centered. She has a holistic approach in which she makes time for her staff, her students, parents and the community members. She seeks opportunities for her staff to continue to grow professionally; thus, providing the best learning experiences and environment for our students. She always makes time for parents and community members because they are the strongest influence in our students.
Mrs. Gomez's goal for Nixon is to create a community that values and respects our students' backgrounds. She envisions parents collaborating with teachers, creating a team that values each other; consequently, developing productive citizens.
Ms. Megan Clendening - Assistant Principal
For more than 20 years, Ms. Clendening has served as a classroom teacher, school-based instructional coach, dean of students, MTSS Coordinator and a Network Literacy Coach within the Chicago Public Schools. She enthusiastically joined the Nixon Community 8 years ago as a teacher and is proud to currently be the school’s Assistant Principal.
An Indiana native, Ms. Clendening has made strengthening the urban educational experience for all children her priority. As Assistant Principal of Nixon, she will continue to build a strong community for all learners. Her expectation is that all staff members, students, parents and community members will collaborate with one another to create a partnership where all are learning and everyone has the curiosity to seek out new educational opportunities.