Term Expires 2020
Representing District 8, Miguel Solis became the youngest board member ever elected to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees on November 5, 2013 through special election. Soon after, he was re-elected to serve a three year term. On June 26, 2014, Miguel was selected by his fellow Trustees as the Board President, making him the youngest ever to serve in the position. In 2015, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as 1st Vice President.
Solis’ professional experiences include serving as a staff member on President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, an eighth grade U.S. history teacher, and a central staff member in Dallas ISD. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Dallas-based Latino Center for Leadership Development. Miguel has been appointed to the Citywide Poverty Task Force and Joint Committee on Education by Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings and was recently chosen for the Aspen Institute’s Rodel Fellowship as one of the nation’s promising young political leaders.
Miguel is a native Texan, raised by his mother, a school bookkeeper, and late father, a public school teacher and small business owner. He received his B.A. in history with a minor in political science from Lamar University and received his M. Ed. in education policy and management from Harvard University.
District 8 Schools/Escuelas del Distrito 8
- Arlington Park Early Childhood
- Gabe P. Allen
- David G. Burnet
- César Chávez
- Leonides Gonzalez Cigarroa, M.D.
- Tom Field
- Stephen C. Foster
- Obadiah Knight
- Maple Lawn
- Eladio Martinez
- Jose "Joe" May
- Esperanza “Hope” Medrano
- Montessori Academy at Onesimo Hernandez
- Mount Auburn STEAM
- Personalized Preparatory at Sam Houston
- Oran M. Roberts
- Julian T. Saldivar
- Solar Preparatory School for Boys
- Solar Preparatory School for Girls
- Ignacio Zaragoza
- Francisco F. “Pancho” Medrano
- Thomas J. Rusk
- Alex W. Spence
- Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy at James W. Fannin
The Dallas Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression or any other basis protected by law 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: Carma Hoskins, Title IX, at (972) 925-5319; 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. En español