Daniel Meekins is the Director of Leadership Programming at New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO), where he leads and manages support and development for public school principals across the city. Prior to joining NSNO, Meekins served as a Director of School Support and Improvement at NOLA Public Schools, working with leadership to identify and pilot solutions related to systemic barriers and challenges aligned to individual school-level goals and needs. During this time, he launched a city-wide School Culture Collaborative to increase tools and opportunities for administrators.
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Meekins moved to Louisiana in 2012 as a graduate of Christopher Newport University. After jumpstarting his career in Gonzales as a special education teacher, Daniel transitioned to New Orleans to teach Social Studies at KIPP Central City Academy. In 2017, Daniel became the founding Dean of Students at Booker T. Washington High School.