Nikki Doughty

Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives

Nikki Doughty joins the ISP after fifteen years at City Academy, an independent private school, located in North St. Louis City.  The school provides 100 percent of their families with significant scholarship support.  Nikki’s work at City Academy helped to advance the school’s commitment to transforming children, families and communities through exceptional education and bold expectations that empower children to overcome barriers. 

Committed to equity and social justice, Nikki’s work has centered around access and opportunity for our most underserved communities.  While Head of School at City Academy, Nikki also supported Mary Stillman in the opening of the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, the first-all girls charter school in the region, focused on STEM.  Nikki also serves as a Board of Trustee for Hawthorn, as well as the following Boards, Independent Schools of St. Louis (until June 2020), Independent Schools of the Central States, Hawthorn Foundation as well as the ACLU’s Development Committee. 

Nikki received her bachelor degree from University of Missouri – St. Louis (2002). She earned her Masters in International Relations from Webster University (2005) and her Masters of Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University (2014).