Tekia Stokes

Director, Talent and Operations

Tekia Stokes is the Director of Talent and Operations at The Hub.

With more than ten years of experience working across the education sector, Tekia comes to The Hub Project with a range of experience that includes work with school districts, nonprofits, and DC government. Most recently, she served as human resources manager for DC’s state education agency (OSSE), where she managed operational and strategic change projects across multiple HR functions, specifically as it pertained to policy compliance.

Prior to her work at OSSE, Tekia served in various leadership roles at the District of Columbia Public Schools, leading talent development and retention initiatives, advising key administrators on large-scale operational changes and policy program development involving personnel changes, and ensuring compliance with collective bargaining agreements. Tekia has also had the opportunity to work with a nonprofit organization serving public educators – partnering with system level leaders dedicated to transforming our education system and increasing access to an equitable education for all students.

Tekia holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human resources management, and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). When she’s not working, you can find her hanging out with her two children and husband, most likely at the newest restaurant in town.