Dr. Davita Lancelin

Executive Director, Service Operations


Dr. Davita Lancelin is executive director of service operations as well as supports Louisiana districts and schools through the LA BOLD Teacher Incentive Fund Grant. She has extensive experience with assisting district and school leaders with the development of strategic school support plans and increasing teacher instructional effectiveness by strengthening teacher pedagogy and understanding of rigorous content standards and associated curricula.

Davita's dedication to the education profession spans over 20 years. Prior to joining the NIET team, she supported teachers, administrators, and district-level personnel in her role as educational program consultant and TAP executive master teacher with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) and TAP master teacher with the Iberia Parish School System. During her tenure with the LDOE, she assisted districts and schools with the implementation of the state's new teaching standards and newly adopted content standards. Additionally, she coached and supported school administrators and master teachers with the implementation of high-quality instructional leadership teams, job-embedded professional development, and in-the-moment support coaching of instructional staff focused on successful attainment of school goals linked to increased student achievement. 

Davita holds a bachelor's degree in education from Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College, a Master of Education in educational leadership and a Doctorate of Education in educational leadership from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


Dr. Davita  Lancelin

Why are you passionate about working at NIET? 

The work we do at NIET helps to ensure that all students have access to an effective teacher in the classroom. Our work gives all students a fighting chance.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I like to spend time with family and binge-watch television shows.