District 9

 Bernadette Nutall



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Bernadette Nutall

Representing District 9 (South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas), Bernadette Nutall was elected to the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees in December 2009. Ms. Nutall earned a Bachelor of Arts in business management from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. She received a Certificate of Competence in Instructional Leadership from the University of North Texas in Denton. She also attended the 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 national conferences of the Summer Changes Everything program at Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning.

Ms. Nutall served as a community liaison in Dallas ISD from 1995 to 2003. In this capacity, she managed more than 95 volunteers from nonprofit agencies, churches, schools, and various corporations, coordinated community events and fund-raising programs and worked with local media to highlight the achievements of the schools she served. As community liaison, she developed innovative programming such as Running for Success and E-Mentoring and conducted educational workshops.

She also helped high school seniors obtain scholarships from a variety of sources and worked with counselors to coordinate college recruitment/admission fairs and financial aid workshops for both students and parents. In cooperation with the city of Dallas, Ms. Nutall organized activities related to the National Take Our Daughters to Work Educational Mentoring Program for Minority Young Women at three Dallas ISD schools. 

Active in service to her community, in 1999 she cofounded Circle of Support, Inc., a comprehensive academic and enrichment summer learning program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to provide summer educational programs for more than 250 boys and girls in math, science, art, and reading.

Ms. Nutall is married and has two daughters.


  • W.A. Blair Elementary School

    Rufus C. Burleson Elementary School

    Adelfa Callejo Elementary School

    CityLab High School

    E.B. Comstock Middle School

    Billy Earl  Dade Middle School

    Frederick Douglass Elementary School

    Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center - (Bond Phase II)

    Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary School

    Frank Guzick Elementary School

    John Ireland Elementary School - (Bond Phase II)

    Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center 

    Harold Wendell Lang Sr. Middle School

    Lincoln High School

    James Madison High School

    Eduardo Mata Elementary School - (Bond Phase II)

    Piedmont Global Middle School

    Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School

    Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center 

    Charles Rice Learning Center 

    Ann Richards Middle School

    Thelma Elizabeth Page Richardson Elementary School

    Edna Rowe Elementary School

    San Jacinto Elementary School

    Ascher Silberstein Elementary School

    Skyline High School - (Bond Phase I)

    J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard

    C.A. Tatum Jr. Elementary School

    Urban Park Elementary School

    Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts