As I leave the DISD board of trustees to start the next chapter of my life, I find myself looking back over these last three years as the representative for District 7. It was a tough assignment, but satisfying knowing that I made a difference in the lives of so many children and families.
The many dedicated DISD employees I met along the way have a special place in my heart. They have a true heart for children. The life and energy they pour into helping our young people thrive and prepare for the future make our neighborhoods a better place.
It was also rewarding to work with community members who gave of their time, money and energy through engagement with our schools. They have been a huge support to students and staff alike. I’m hopeful that involvement will continue to grow.
Of course, the students themselves are the real inspiration. The best moments on the job were spent with them, and served as affirmation for me that advocating for them from the District 7 trustee seat was the right decision.
I am proud of the work I was able to accomplish, the collaborations I was a part of, and the relationships I forged. Being a trustee in the second largest school district in Texas is demanding, and it takes a thick skin and a big heart. I didn’t accept the status quo, but instead worked hard to be a strong voice for parents, students and the community and to advocate for their wants and needs.
I encourage each of you to stay engaged. The impact we make together can bring about the changes we all seek. Our children depend on us to advocate for them until they can advocate for themselves. This is a cause that is well worth the effort.
Thank you for entrusting me with this important responsibility. It has been an honor to serve.
District 7 graduation ceremonies
Trini Garza ECHS – 6:30 p.m., May 25, Ellis Davis,
Moises Molina HS – 4:30 p.m., May 25, Alfred J. Loos Stadium
Sunset HS – 7 p.m., May 28, Ellis Davis
W.H. Adamson HS – 7 p.m., May 31, Ellis Davis
Dallas ISD Hall of Fame
Congrats to Sunset High School alum and Major League Baseball hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo who was inducted into the Dallas ISD Athletic Hall of Fame. Jaramillo coached some of the MLB’s biggest stars throughout his career. Also inducted was W.H. Adamson alum John Pritchett who spent more than 50 years announcing athletic events in the district and more than 30 years as an announcer for the UIL State Track and Field Meet.