Dr. Diop is a former teacher, principal, and school district executive leader. He spent 25 years in the education field and has overseen some of the toughest schools in Bexar County. As a teacher, Dr. Diop overcame language barriers with his students to eventually lead an energetic group of middle school students to academic greatness, scoring near the top of every metric on state assessments. As a school principal, Dr. Diop instituted his Theory of Action to transform several inner-city neighborhood schools from "Low Performing" to "Recognized" status from the state of Texas. As a district-level Executive Director, Dr. Diop planned, designed, and implemented the first-of-its-kind Young Men's and Young Women's Leadership Academies. Dr. Diop has transformed and led schools to the top of every measurable statistical (academic, cultural) category.