• Justin Henry

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    Justin Henry
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    Term Expires 2021

    District 9-South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas

    Board Secretary

    Justin knows the importance of playing an active role in his community, especially in regards to improving and increasing equity in public education. He currently serves on the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees and was elected to this role in June 2018. He previously served as chairperson of the Dallas Independent School District 9 Task Force. In addition, he is on the Southwest Region Advisory Committee for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, whose mission is to provide scholarships and leadership development opportunities for students of color with limited financial resources. Among other volunteer roles related to education, he has previously served as the chair of the Dallas ISD Racial Equity Task Force and a member of Dallas ISD Citizen Budget Review Commission.  

    Justin received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in 2010. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and an M.A. in secondary education from Loyola Marymount University in 2007. While in law school, he spent the summer of 2011 working for the ACLU-Texas to increase awareness of and work on impact litigation to stop the school to prison pipeline. His passion for education has always been evident.

    Prior to attending law school, Justin was a middle school math teacher at Pio Pico School in South Los Angeles. During his two years in the classroom, Justin worked to empower his students, most of whom began the school year below grade level, to achieve academically and positively impact the world around them.

    He currently is an attorney at Baker & Botts LLP. Justin is married to Chasity Henry, who is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and also an attorney in Dallas. They have two children, Maya and Alexander.


    District 9 Schools

    Elementary Schools

    • W.A. Blair
    • Rufus C. Burleson
    • Adelfa Botello Callejo
    • Frederick Douglass
    • Paul L. Dunbar
    • Henry B. Gonzalez
    • Frank Guzick
    • John Ireland
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Eduardo Mata
    • Joseph J. Rhoads
    • Charles Rice
    • Edna Rowe
    • San Jacinto
    • Ascher Silberstein
    • J.P. Starks
    • C.A. Tatum Jr.
    • Urban Park

    Middle School

    • Pearl C. Anderson
    • E.B. Comstock
    • Billy Earl Dade
    • John B. Hood
    • Ann Richards
    • Harold Wendell Lang Sr.

    High Schools

    • City Lab
    • Evening Academy
    • Lincoln
    • James Madison
    • Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership
    • Skyline
    • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

  • 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: Karla 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.