Dominique Franklin

Dominique Franklin


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A transplant from Atlanta, GA, Dominique believes that the measure of one’s personal success comes from being true to oneself, self-discipline, persistence, and a positive attitude.


Dominique brings 20 years of experience from the educational realm and most recently the non-profit sector where she served as the Program Director at TeenWorks for two years. She began her teaching career in Atlanta, GA as a high school Spanish teacher and then later moved into various school leadership roles at both the local school and district levels.  She served as a high school Assistant Principal in Atlanta for five years.  She was recruited by a former graduate professor to move to Indiana, where she accepted the position of Director of Federal Programs for the Community Schools of Frankfort. Dominique provided leadership for the English Language Learner (ELL) and Title I programs in Frankfort for three years. Dominique later accepted the position of high school principal at Hoosier Academies Virtual Charter School, where she lead a team of 50 teachers and was responsible for over 1900 students for nearly 5 years. 


Dominique attended the University of Georgia where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Foreign Language Education. She later earned both her Masters and Educational Specialist degrees in Education Administration from Jacksonville State University. Dominique enrolled and completed doctoral coursework at Clark Atlanta University and Purdue University, where she focused on Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. Dominique earned her ELL licensure from Purdue University.


In her free time, Dominique enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a wife and mother of 14 month old boy/girl twins. She remains active in her community through her involvement with her church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Chi Omega Chapter, and the Emerging Pearls Foundation. 


Dominique is excited about the programming at Starfish Initiative. She is passionate about the youth in her community and is proud to be a part of such a life-changing experience for high school st