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Dr. Aaliyah Miranda

Principal of East Grand Preparatory
Dr Aaliyah Miranda
As the Principal of East Grand Preparatory, Dr. Aaliyah Miranda leads the PreK – 8th grade campus that serves over 1000 students.  Dr. Miranda’s philosophy is grounded in mutual respect, integrity, trust, and ethical principles to increase the individual growth of every student, teacher, and parent with whom she comes in contact with.  It is a privilege for her to be a part of such a wonderful school and community.
With many years’ experience in the field of education, Dr. Miranda came to EGP from Grand Prairie ISD, where she served as Interim Principal and Assistant Principal.  Prior to joining GPISD, Dr. Miranda was a Dual Language teacher at Dallas Independent School District. 
Dr. Miranda received an Associate in Applied Sciences in Criminal Justice from Mountain View College.  She graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington (Cum Laude) and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and later on obtained a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with Dual Language Emphasis. She completed a graduate program at Southern Methodist University for a Newcomer/ESL program.  She received a Principal Certification in 2010.  Furthermore, in 2016 completed a Superintendent Certification. Dr. Aaliyah Miranda graduated with a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration degree from Texas A&M University - Commerce.   Dr. Miranda currently serves as a member of the Family Place Board of Directors, which provides her an opportunity to give a voice to the voiceless.  She is also a member of the Family Place’s Ladies of Leadership, a group of survivors-turned-advocates. Furthermore, Dr. Miranda is also a Toastmasters member. She is a past President of Talk of the Town Toastmaster International Club, and served as Area 53 Director of District 50 Southern Division.  She is currently an Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG), and Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB). Additionally, Dr. Miranda has also served as the Program Director of DCET/Believe in Yourself, Inc. DCET is an educational, cultural and charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists the Hispanic/Latino immigrants in providing mentoring programs for youth, children and their families promoting, Leadership, virtues, and family values  Dr. Aaliyah Miranda was born and raised in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She immigrated to Dallas, TX when she was 16 years old. She began taking English as a Second Language classes to learn the language and be able to communicate.