Term Expires 2020
Miguel Solis currently serves as co-founder and president of the Latino Center for Leadership Development where he oversees the organization’s efforts to develop new political leaders and policy ideas for the Latino community. Solis’ professional experiences also include serving as a staff member on President Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign, a Teach for America public school teacher, and Special Assistant to the Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD).
At the age of 27, Miguel was elected to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees on November 5, 2013 through special election and has since been re-elected twice. During his tenure on the board, Miguel has served as President and Vice-President making him the youngest ever to hold these positions. His efforts on the board have included drafting and unanimously passing the district’s first early childhood education policy, drafting and unanimously passing a ban on out-of-school suspension for the district’s youngest children which has now become state law, co-drafting the historic racial, socio-economic and educational equity resolution leading to the unanimous approval of a comprehensive racial equity policy and department, and helping to create the district’s revolutionary teacher excellence evaluation, support, and pay system among other initiatives. Since his time on the board, the Dallas ISD has undergone a monumental transformation which has seen the number of improvement required schools drop from 43 to just three this past year. Solis’ work in municipal government has also included appointments by Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings to the City of Dallas Poverty Task Force, the City of Dallas Joint Committee on Education, and as chair of the 2017 Dallas City Bond Critical Facilities Subcommittee.
Miguel is involved in numerous non-profit activities including serving as chair of the Opportunity Dallas Housing Policy Task Force, serving senior citizens as a board member of the Senior Source, helping advance bi-lateral relations with Mexico as a U.S.-Mexico Foundation board member, and participating in the American Council on Germany’s Young Leadership Conference, the Center for American Progress’ U.S.-Mexico Young Leaders Initiative, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s Southwest Leaders Program. He is an alumnus of the Aspen Institute’s Rodel Fellowship, having been selected by the Institute as an elected official who has demonstrated an outstanding ability to work responsibly across partisan divisions and bring greater civility to public discourse. Miguel has also been named to the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list for his work in the community.
Solis is a native Texan who received his B.A. in history with a minor in political science from Lamar University and 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
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