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Demetres Boyd-Thompson, Academics Program Manager

A product of HISD schools and a proud graduate of Sam Houston State and the University of Phoenix. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Demetres has always had a passion to inspire and help change the lives of people. She saw first-hand the impact educators can have on youth as one of her mentors was her high school cheerleading coach. Prior to beginning her educational career, Demetres served as an Adult Probation Officer for 10 years. As an adult probation officer, she reduced recidivism rates, provided resources and served as a liaison between the courts and offenders. After witnessing the increase of teenagers on probation, she knew her calling was to educate and inform youth about the criminal justice system and how to become better self-advocates. Demetres began her career in education in 2016. She taught various subjects such as Dual Credit Business Management, Principals of Law and Introduction to Criminal Justice. Shortly after, she was promoted to an At-Risk Program Administrator. In this role, Demetres worked closely with schools, students, parents, administrators and the community to create and coordinate educational programs, increase attendance and graduation percentages, decrease drop out rates and increase student achievement. Demetres is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she believes in Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service. As a ROSES Program Manager, Demetres will dedicate her time and expertise by giving special attention to females from underserved parts of our district and being a present role model and mentor.