Trustee Spotlight: Lew Blackburn


Dallas ISD Trustee Lew Blackburn is a veteran educator and proud alumnus of Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, and when asked to recall a favorite teacher who made a huge impression in his life, it is no surprise that he reaches back to his days at his alma mater.

“My memorable educator is Mr. Thomas Ross, my band director at Franklin D. Roosevelt High School. He taught us more than music. He also taught us about life challenges and choices.”

As a veteran educator and a member of the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees since 2001, Dr. Blackburn has spent his career “working to make schools better for students, giving them the best opportunities to learn.”

Blackburn represents District 5, which includes Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff.


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