For 45 years, Donnie Landy has been a smiling face at W.T. White High School.
She has played many roles over the decades at the campus — teacher, coach and, most recently, the Dallas ISD Assistant Athletic Coordinator of the Year — while inspiring generations of Longhorns to go out and reach their full potential. And now, after a total of 47 years of service to Dallas ISD, Landy is retiring.
“It’s been a wonderful experience, and I have enjoyed every year. If you enjoy what you do, you can last a long time,” Landy said. “But I’m now ready, and excited, for my next chapter.”
As of now, Landy is the longest-serving Dallas ISD employee who is retiring this summer. Landy said the secret to her longterm success is her awesome coworkers and ability to adapt with the times.
“I am thankful that I’ve been able to touch students’ lives over these years,” she said. “I’m even more thankful for how they have touched my life in return.”