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Royond P. Hendrix, Ed.D

Chief Executive Officer
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Dr. Royond P. Hendrix, affectionately known as "Dr. Ro" serves DREAM Education as its CEO. 

nitially, DREAM Education only served public schools; however, Dr. Ro expanded DREAM's reach in 2015 to community-based organizations and corporations to meet the growing need for diversity, equity and inclusion solutions and other professional services.

As a leader, Dr. Ro leverages her drive for excellence by building teams to facilitate the development of community-based programs and initiatives.  She is the co-founder and board member of several nonprofit organizations and channels her energy towards the productivity of educational organizations, community development and advocacy for individuals with exceptionalities/special needs.

Her professional experience includes public outreach, organizational development, professional coaching, strategic planning and general business partnerships.  Dr. Ro's creative thinking has afforded her the opportunity to be successful in organizational leadership for small businesses and in the nonprofit sector.

Prior to launching DREAM, Dr. Ro served as a teacher, school district leader and professor at the University of North Texas. 

Dr. Ro is an author and enjoys international travel.  On her free time, you will find her playing with local symphonic bands as a clarinetist.

Her most noteworthy accomplishments are her two adult children, Michael, Jr. and Mia Royond.


Post-Doctorate, Director of Special Education
Minnesota State University

Doctorate of Education, Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration--University of North Texas

Master of Education, Special Education--University of North Texas

Bachelor of Science, Elementary and Special Education--Grambling State University

Certifications and Graduate Certificates

Director of Special Education

English as a Second Language
Special Education
General Education
Behavior Specialist

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Cognitive Coaching
Re-integration of Students with Traumatic Brain Injury

Professional and Organization Memberships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Council for Exceptional Children
Kappa Delta P
i Honor Society for Educators
National Association for Black School Educators
Tau Beta Sigma National Band Sorority

Current Volunteerism

McKinney Community Band
Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocate
JustUs Junkie
Mani Adams Jr Legacy Foundation
Kensington Arts and Education

Reality Kids, Inc.

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