Superintendent Dr. Elizalde’s welcome back message

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As we prepare for the start of an exciting new school year, which begins in just a few weeks, it is my privilege to welcome you to the start of the 2022-2023 school year and officially introduce myself.  I consider this a true honor to have been selected as your new Superintendent of Schools.  For those who don’t know me, I am a native Texan and third-generation educator, and I’m excited to be back. Being selected by the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees to serve our community is a dream come true. This city is a place that I called home for many years and there is something truly satisfying and uplifting about returning home to the people and places that have remained near and dear to my heart.

I’m particularly excited to rejoin a community that is so deeply focused on providing excellence and equity in education for every student. Much has been accomplished in Dallas ISD, and there is still work to be done.  From principals leading and supporting teachers, to engaged parents who are involved in their child’s education, and community members invested in building better neighborhoods and educating the workforce of tomorrow — together we will ensure a school community of high expectations of all children with high outcomes for every student.

Please know you have my commitment that Dallas ISD will not stop. We will serve you and your family with confidence, compassion, and courage.  Join me in the most important work of our time. Together, we can do this because parents are teachers too!

Stephanie S. Elizalde, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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