Mita Havlick was recently named executive director of the Dallas Education Foundation, the development partner of the Dallas Independent School District. Havlick is active in the community, advocates for public schools and volunteers with a variety of organizations. Most recently, Havlick served as executive director of Emanuel Community Center in Old East Dallas, as chairperson of the Dallas ISD Superintendent’s Districtwide Advisory Committee, and as public education adviser to U.S. Rep. Colin Allred.
A strong proponent of equity and access, Havlick co-chaired the committee and spear-headed the effort that led to Dallas ISD being designated a District of Innovation. She has also worked tirelessly to increase public school funding. Havlick brings to the Dallas Education Foundation two decades of experience in science, technology, program management and non-profit.
As an immigrant, she knows first-hand the role a quality education plays in improving people’s lives and in creating safer communities. Havlick lives in East Dallas with her husband and two children—both of whom are proud Dallas ISD students.