Troy Neal

YES Prep Public Schools - Sr Dir of IT


Quick Bio

Troy is an accomplished IT leader with demonstrated success implementing strategic IT initiatives in educational settings.  Troy was named SearchCIO-Midmarket IT Leader of the Year and selected for the Cultural Innovation Award.  He is also a member of the Ed-Fi Alliance Technical Advisory Committee and served over 6 years with the United States Marine Corps. His experience running a business, managing diverse, large teams, and working directly with cutting-edge technology allows him to approach challenges in education with a rich engineering and technical background.
Troy is an active volunteer with Families Empowered and supporter of parents of first-generation college bound students in Houston, having first and foremost lived the experience himself.  As parent of a student in the Charter School world, he noticed a sizable gap in college preparatory information provided to parents during the course of their child's academic career. Troy brings together his experience as a parent, educator, and experienced IT professional to coach his peers on how to ask for data, gain college preparatory knowledge, and get the most out of available resources. Troy’s passion for true parent involvement and engagement drives him every day.

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