The 2017-2018 Dallas ISD Teen School Board officers were elected yesterday during the group’s October meeting.
The officers are:
- President, Glenda Meyer, Moises Molina High School
- Vice President, Lucky Lawhorn, Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy
- Secretary, Reagan Ruffin, Skyline High School
- Community Service Chairperson, Alexandra Brooks, Woodrow Wilson High School
The Teen Board is a student advisory group comprised of the presidents of each high school’s junior and senior classes. The students, who meet monthly, serve as mediators between schools and the district’s superintendent of schools and board of trustees. The students help address student concerns and share ideas for improving student services and programs at their respective schools.
“The Dallas Teen School Board provides junior and senior students from each high school an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while working with the superintendent and board members concerning matters from their respective schools,” said Districtwide Student Initiatives Director Jacki McFarland. “Additionally, Superintendent Hinojosa has given the representatives a charge to work collaboratively with district administrators and facilitators to modernize the district in the following areas: facilities, teaching and learning and technology.“
Teen Board members also have the opportunity of participating in community service projects together, as well as learning from each other about issues impacting communities throughout the district.