January is School Board Recognition Month and Dallas ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for children and public schools. This year’s theme is: A Work of Heart.
School boards are charged with establishing a vision for a district’s education program, designing a structure to achieve that vision, ensuring that schools are accountable to the community, and strongly advocating continuous improvement in student learning.
The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees establishes policies by which the district operates. Under the board’s leadership, the district has accomplished a number of milestones this year including: implemented the Teacher Excellence Initiative, the new evaluation initiative for teachers that puts the district at the forefront of education reform; approved a 3 percent raise for teachers and other staff; increased the number of personal days employees can take each year; reduced the student/teacher ratio to the lowest point in three years; and others.
Complete biographies of each Dallas ISD Board Trustee can be found on the district’s website at www.dallasisg.org/board. The trustees are:
- President — Miguel Solis, District 8
(Love Field, Northwest Dallas, and Central Dallas)
- First Vice President — Lew Blackburn, Ph.D., District 5
(Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff)
- Second Vice President — Elizabeth Jones, District 1
(Northwest Dallas, including North Dallas, Addison, parts of Carrollton and Farmers Branch)
- Secretary — Dan Micciche, District 3
- Mike Morath, District 2
(North and Near East Dallas)
- Nancy Bingham, District 4
(Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, and Balch Springs)
- Joyce Foreman, District 6
- Eric Cowan, District 7
(North Central Oak Cliff and parts of West Dallas)
- Bernadette Nutall, District 9
(South Dallas and parts of downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas)