Principal of the Year strategizes to meet the needs of every student (video)


As a transformational leader, Dade Middle School Principal Tracie Washington has an unwavering commitment to ensuring that all children will learn by any means necessary.

Washington, a Dallas ISD Principal of the Year, knew right away she had been called to be an educator. She has taken personal ownership in building a team that fosters an atmosphere in which all scholars embrace the importance of college and career readiness.

“What I enjoy most is that I’m able to partner with some of the best educators in this business and we strategize and problem solve to meet the needs of every student,” Washington said.

Otha Stewart, a longtime teacher at Dade Middle School, said he has been amazed to watch how Washington has turned around the school, which has seen upheaval and controversy in recent years.

“Mrs. Washington’s dynamic leadership enabled this immense change to take place,” Stewart said. “She graciously accepted the opportunity of taking the lead of one of the most challenging schools in the district and transformed it, even before the students reported to the campus.”

Please note: Dallas ISD recently made it easier for staff and students to access Youtube for professional and academic purposes. Here is how to view the above Youtube video: Staff signed into YouTube with their Google login (district email and EAD password) will have unrestricted access to YouTube. Staff signed into Chrome browser or a Chrome device will not be required to enter credentials for YouTube again, but may need to click the sign in button in the top right corner of the YouTube page to gain unrestricted access.

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