Assistant Principal's Page

Dr. Malikah Graves
Assistant Principal, Woodridge Elementary School

Dr. Graves brings more than 17 years of diverse experience to her role in DeSoto ISD. She began her career as an early childhood teacher in Fort Worth ISD, teaching Pre-K3, Pre-K 4, Kindergarten, and Second Grade prior to assuming roles as a school counselor K-12 and pursuing administration leadership as a Academic Associate in Keller ISD. She joined Desoto ISD in 2019 and still serves in the capacity of Assistant Principal. Dr. Graves holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from University of North Texas; a Masters in School Counseling from Amberton University, Principal Certification from University of Texas in Arlington, and an doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University. She enjoys leisure reading and research, all things related to family time, and any opportunity to "unplug" and relax.