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Lew Blackburn

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Lew Blackburn, Ph.D.
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Term Expires 2019

District 5-Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff

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Dallas ISD District 5 Trustee Lew Blackburn Dr. Lew Blackburn was elected to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees in June 2001. He has provided leadership in several positions while on the board.

Dr. Blackburn was born in Fort Worth, where he attended elementary school. After moving to Dallas, he attended Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School and graduated from Franklin D. Roosevelt High School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin.

A career educator, Dr. Blackburn joined Dallas ISD in 1986 as an instrumental music teacher before serving as an assistant principal in the West Dallas area. Following a career move to the Texas Education Agency, he served as a principal in Goodrich, Texas and Duncanville, Texas. He also has served as an adjunct professor of educational administration at various colleges and universities in the North Texas area.

Represents Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff.


District 5 Schools

Early Childhood Centers

  • Wilmer Early Childhood Center
  • N.W. Harllee Early Childhood Center

Elementary Schools

  • John Neely Bryan
  • Harrell Budd
  • W.W. Bushman
  • C.F. Carr
  • George W. Carver
  • Lorenzo DeZavala
  • J.N. Ervin
  • H.I. Holland at Lisbon
  • Albert S. Johnston
  • William B. Miller
  • Roger Q. Mills
  • Clara Oliver
  • Elisha M. Pease
  • Harry Stone
  • William B. Travis Academy
  • Whitney M. Young
  • Wilmer-Hutchins

Middle Schools

  • Dallas Environmental Science
  • Thomas A. Edison
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Kennedy-Curry
  • Barack Obama
  • Harry Stone
  • William B. Travis
  • Sarah Zumwalt

High Schools

  • Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College at El Centro
  • L.G. Pinkston
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • A. Maceo Smith New Tech
  • South Oak Cliff
  • Wilmer-Hutchins
  • Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

  • The Dallas Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or age in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions. The district is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

    If you suspect discrimination please contact: Karla K. Longoria, Title IX, at (972) 925-3250; Erin Y. Gracey, Section 504, at (972) 581-4238; Diedrae Bell-Hunter, Americans with Disabilities Act, at (972) 925-4026; or Employee Relations at (972) 925-4200. General questions about the district should be directed to Customer Service at (972) 925-5555.

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