District 8

 Trustee District 8

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Trustee District 8

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.

Schools/Facilities

  • Gabe P. Allen Elementary School

    Maya Angelou High School

    David G. Burnet Elementary School

    Cesar Chavez Learning Center

    Leonides G. Cigarroa, M.D. Elementary School

    Amelia  Earhart Learning Center               

    Tom Field Elementary School

    Stephen Foster Elementary School

    Onesimo Hernandez Elementary School

    Sam Houston Elementary School

    IDEA at James W. Fannin

    John F.  Kennedy Learning Center           

    Obadiah Knight Elementary School

    Maple Lawn Elementary School

    Eladio Martinez Learning Center              

    Jose "Joe" May Elementary School

    Esperanza "Hope" Medrano Elementary School

    Francisco "Pancho" Medrano Middle School

    Mount Auburn Elementary School

    Multiple Careers Magnet Center             

    J.W. Ray Learning Center             

    O.M. Roberts Elementary School

    Thomas J. Rusk Middle School

    Julian T. Saldivar Elementary School

    Solar Preparatory School for Girls - (Bond Phase I)       

    Alex W. Spence Talented and Gifted Academy  

    Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary School - (Bond Phase II)