General Information

    Principal:  Sonja L. Barnes  sbarnes@dallasisd.org
    Assistant Principal:  Jeanine Hill   JeaHill@dallasisd.org
    Assistant Principal:  Barbara Brown barbabrown@dallaisd.org
    Counselor:  Yakina Boone yboone@dallasisd.org
    Grade Levels:  PK-5
    Trustee District:  District 6
    Feeder Pattern:  Kimball
    Executive Director: Dr. Dayanna Kelly
    Uniform Information:
    Tops:  Navy Blue and White
    Bottoms:  Khaki, Black and Blue
    School Colors:  Black, White, and Teal
    Mascot:  Bears
    Extracurricular Activities:
    • Band and Glee
    • Multicultural Dance Club
    • Ballet Folklorico
    • UIL Teams
    • Chess Club
    • Ballroom Dancing
    • Cup Stacking Team



    About Our School
    At Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary School, our mission is to empower scholars to reach their highest potential, while laying the foundation for success in college, career and beyond. To accomplish this, we provide a safe and secure learning environment with a rigorous, hands-on curriculum that promotes collaboration and allows students to be stakeholders in the educational process.
    Over the years, Brashear Elementary has implemented many innovative research-based instructional practices and extracurricular programs, which have culminated in our school earning the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) highest rating, Met Standard with 5 distinctions - Achievement in Mathematics, Achievement in Reading and Top 25% in student progress, Closing the Achievement Gaps, and Post Secondary Readiness.
    Many of our students complete their prekindergarten through fifth-grade education and are then accepted into one of Dallas ISD's magnet programs. We pride ourselves in challenging our students to perform to their highest potential.
    The Jimmie Tyler Brashear staff frequently connects with parents and community members to ensure student success. Parents are considered valued partners and are encouraged to participate in school activities. Parent involvement opportunities include assisting in classrooms, participating in PTA, and serving on the Site-Based Decision Making and Campus Improvement Planning committees.
    Acerca de nuestra escuela
    En la escuela primaria Jimmie Tyler Brashear, nuestra misión es capacitar a los alumnos a alcanzar su máximo potencial y al mismo tiempo establecer las bases para el éxito en la universidad, carrera y más allá. Para lograr esto, ofrecemos un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro con un currículo riguroso y práctico que promueve la colaboración y permite a los estudiantes el interesase en el proceso educativo.
    Muchos de nuestros alumnos completan de pre-kinder hasta quinto grado de educación y luego son aceptados en uno de los programas magnet del distrito escolar de Dallas. Nos enorgullecemos en capacitar a nuestros alumnos a realizar su máximo potencial.
    El personal de Jimmie Tyler Brashear se conecta frecuentemente con los padres y miembros de la comunidad para asegurar el éxito del estudiante. Los padres son considerados afiliados valiosos y se les invita a participar en las actividades escolares. Algunas oportunidades de participación para padres incluyen asistencia en las clases, participando en el PTA y sirviendo en los comités de la escuela para mejorar, planificar y tomar decisiones.

    Jimmie Tyler Brashear

    1903 - 1999


    JT Brashear Ms. Brashear was born in Lexington, KY and was the daughter of a Lexington schoolteacher and barber.  She would later live with an aunt in Madison, WI.  According to the Dallas Morning News, Brashear was the only African American in the 1924 graduating class at the University of Wisconsin.  In 1929, she joined the Dallas School District with the responsibility of training African American grade school teachers.  Brashear would advance to become the first African American school administrator in Dallas.  She retired in 1967, after 43 years as an educator, and began teaching at what is now Paul Quinn College.  Brashear had taught at Tuskegee and Prairie View earlier in her career.  The J. T. Brashear Early Childhood Center was named in her honor, and in 1997, she was recognized as an Outstanding Citizen by the Black Caucus of the Texas Legislature.  Brashear was a sister to Lugusta Tyler Colston.  For more see J. Simnacher, “Dallas educator Jimmie Tyler Brashear dies – she was first African American hired as schools administrator, “The Dallas Morning News, 2/16/1999, News section, p. 13A; and N. Adams-Wade, “Venerated educator broke ground in Dallas schools, “The Dallas Morning News, 2/16/1997, News section, p39A.