Cynthia A. Trigg is the chief executive officer and founder of Evolution Academy, a public charter high school which also serves as a dropout recovery center for at-risk youth grades 9th through 12th. As CEO, she manages a staff of more than 90 and serves over 800 students.
A former secondary school teacher, director of student activities, assistant principal, principal and educational specialist, Mrs. Trigg served in Beaumont Independent School District, Aldine Independent School District, Fort Worth Independent School, Wilmer Hutchins Independent School and Region V Education Service Center in Houston. A product of Beaumont, Texas, she received her Bachelor’s from Texas Woman’s University, Master’s in Education Administration from Prairie View A&M University and Superintendent Certification from University of Texas at Tyler.
As CEO of Evolution Academy, Mrs. Trigg embraces accountability and demands that the entire staff focuses on keeping student performance as the main objective. At Evolution Academy, an organization with a student population that is 95 percent at risk of dropping out of school, this means accepting no excuses and focusing on every student that walks through the doors of each campus every day.
Evolution Academy has campuses in Richardson, Houston and Beaumont, Texas. The mission of Evolution Academy Charter School is to enable its students to achieve academic, social and career success. With its mission at the forefront, Evolution Academy has an academic offering that is unmatched by other public, charter or private schools. With a low student-teacher ratio of 18:1, the progressive charter school is able to offer the one-on-one attention and instruction that many students need to advance them to the next level.
Evolution Academy has been featured for its innovative academic programs in many notable media outlets, including Charter School Today Magazine, WFAA News, CBS 11 News, The Beaumont Enterprise and The Dallas Morning News. Mrs. Trigg has received numerous awards in her career, including being named one of 25 People to Watch in 2012 by The Dallas Weekly newspaper, The 2013 Epitome Magazine Educator Leadership Award, The Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce 2013 Trail Blazer Community Leadership Award, The Dallas Business Journal 2014 Minority Business Leadership Award, the 2014 Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce 2014 Quest for Success Award, KDFM’s Hometown Hero award and more. She also shares her expertise in leadership, education and business at some of the leading conferences and events around the world, including T.D. Jakes’ 2014 Woman Thou Art Loosed Conference.
While highly decorated with many accomplishments in the field of education, Mrs. Trigg says that she is most proud of her role as a wife and mother. She lives her life by the scripture, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and her goal is to help youth succeed in education and reach their full potential in life.