Author: Priscilla Rice

At Dallas ISD, all-stars work among us; sometimes literally. Shantell Grant, the executive director of Board Services, is one of them. Grant is a familiar face during school board meetings, but her legacy and her contributions to Dallas ISD began when she was a student. Grant, who started working for the district in 2006, was a track and field star for David W. Carter High School. As a student, she advanced and won state in the long and triple jump categories and in team relays. She was also a 200-meter sprinter and went to regionals in that category. Working for…

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El subdirector David Fifield basa toda su labor en W. E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy en torno a su lema “Solo triunfas tú cuando triunfan ellos” y es fácil de ver. Se lo suele encontrar conversando alegre con los estudiantes en el pasillo o en la cafetería, practicando así los principios del Core 4 de ser rápido, enfocado, flexible y amigable para ayudar a los estudiantes en su aprendizaje y aminorar los problemas de disciplina. “En una escuela tan grande, tenemos que seguir el Core 4 para que todos se sientan bienvenidos y no como si solo fueran un número…

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Assistant Principal David Fifield centers all of his work at W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy around the motto “You only succeed when they do,” and it shows. He can often be found building rapport with students in the hallways or the cafeteria, practicing the Core 4 culture tenets of being fast, focused, flexible and friendly to accelerate learning and reduce disciplinary issues. “At such a large school, we have to have the Core 4 in place so everyone feels like they are welcomed and like they are not just a number,” Fifield said. “They are all individuals, and their needs…

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Si alguna vez asistió a un evento comunitario de Dallas ISD en una escuela o en alguna otra parte de la ciudad, es probable que haya visto al sargento Simón Tapia, uno de los representantes del programa UNIDOS del Departamento de Policía de Dallas ISD. Tapia, junto con su compañero, el teniente Juan Cedillo, fundó el capítulo de UNIDOS de Dallas ISD, un programa que proporciona asistencia e información a la comunidad hispanohablante del distrito, enfocándose en los padres y estudiantes. “UNIDOS es una colaboración con múltiples organizaciones policiales cuyo propósito es brindarle acceso a recursos a nuestra comunidad hispanohablante…

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If you’ve ever been to a Dallas ISD community event at a school or throughout the city, chances are you’ve seen Sgt. Simon Tapia, one of the faces of the Dallas ISD Police Department’s UNIDOS program. He, along with fellow officer Lt. Juan Cedillo, co-founded the Dallas ISD chapter of UNIDOS, an outreach program that provides assistance and information to the district’s Spanish-speaking community, with a focus on parents and students. “UNIDOS is a collaboration with multiple police organizations and the purpose of the program is to connect our Spanish-speaking community with resources and to address areas of need that…

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