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James Doyle Troutman
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Dr. James Doyle Troutman is a career educator with 27 years of experience at all levels of public education.  Dr. Troutman received a B.A. in General Studies from University of Houston - Downtown, a Masters of Education from Prairie View A & M University; and Doctorate of Education, from University of Houston. In addition, he holds Texas Teacher Lifetime and Mid-Management Certificates. Dr. Troutman has attended institutes including Leading 21st Century High Schools and Urban School Leaders and the National Institute for Urban School Leaders at Harvard University - Graduate School of Education, the Rice Educational Entrepreneurship Program at Rice University, and the SUPES Academy in Dallas, Texas.

He began his career in Houston ISD as an elementary bilingual / ESL teacher and progressed to PK – 12 leadership, where he was principal at Jaime Davila ES, James Deady MS, James Pearce MS (Austin ISD), and North Forest HS. He has served as a bilingual / ESL supervisor, assistant principal, principal, director of bilingual / ESL; and he served in the North Forest ISD superintendent’s cabinet as  liaison between the local education agency and Texas Education Agency. Dr. Troutman has served as an adjunct professor of English at Houston Community College and been a lecturer in Principalship at University of Houston. He was the Chief of Intervention and Accountability at North Forest ISD which included his role as liaison between the District and The Texas Education Agency. Currently, Dr. Troutman serves as principal of Houston Can Academy – Hobby, a drop out recovery charter high school whose main focus is to graduate thinkers while increasing student literacy.   This year he opened the twelfth high school for the Texans Can District - Houston Southwest Can Academy – Southwest, where he will serve as principal. Presently, Dr. Troutman serves as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Houston – College of Education.

He has served as a Principal Mentor for +10 years and has done extensive research in the area of transformational leadership, school and district accountability; he is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He has been learning Mandarin with his children, Rebecca and James who attended the Mandarin Immersion HISD elementary school and are presently enrolled in School at St. George Place. His wife is a principal in Houston ISD and his mother is a retired HISD educator and principal. At Houston CAN Academy Hobby he implemented a transformational leadership model of change and initiated PD Thursday for all faculty and staff.  He developed alternative graduation methods for at-risk youth by creating a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Houston Community College for workforce pathways and certifications from high school to college.  He has twice been honored as Region IV Principal of the year in 2004 and in 2012. Dr. Troutman is the son James D. Troutman, Sr. (+) and Elida A. Troutman, a public school educator of fifty years. Kristina and James are the proud parents of two children, Rebecca and James. Dr. Troutman has travelled extensively throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.