Message from the Principal 


Greetings Parents, Students, and Families of Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy:



My name is Steven Grant and I’m extremely happy to join the staff of GOPAA as the new Principal. I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle/high school experience. As the parent of two children ages 18 and 23, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.

Before joining GOPAA, I served in a variety of teaching, coaching, and educational leadership roles over the past 25 years, primarily with Caddo Parish Schools and Marshall ISD (Marshall, TX). Some of the roles I have held include classroom teacher, football/track coach, academic coordinator for athletics, TAP master teacher (social studies), administrative assistant, and assistant principal of administration.  My academic background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in History, M.A. in Sports Administration, and M. Ed. Leadership.

I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers, so my primary objective will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at GOPAA. In order to do this, I will be providing teachers with feedback on their instruction, access to professional development, and reaching out to parents for support with academic and behavioral concerns to ensure our students are prepared for college and 21st century careers.

I will be working closely with our Assistant Principals, Mrs. Thedra Green, Ms. Seretta Johnson and Mr. James Outley, to guarantee that all of our scholars are intellectually challenged and have access to the social and emotional support critical to student’s educational needs. Please get involved with the Parent, Teacher, and Student Association (PTSA), Green Oaks Alumni Association (GOAA), and the Cooper Road Neighborhood Association (CRNA) to ensure that your voices are heard or send me an email directly at

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your children as students at GOPAA, you as a concerned parent, and this community in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Assured of Eternal Life,

Steven C. Grant


Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy