About Our Principal
Degrees and Certifications:
Tristan Lysowski's educational journey began in Northeast Ohio. After completing his field observations and student teaching experience in the Akron Public School System, he graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Tristan's student teaching experience opened his eyes to the inequities that existed in public education and solidified his commitment to eliminating the achievement and opportunity gap.
Tristan has served the teachers, families, and staff members of Dallas ISD for the last eight years. Working mostly at the high school level, he has served as a Social Studies Teacher, Athletics Coach, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal. Tristan received his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from SMU in Spring 2017 and is a proud graduate of the Teaching Trust Aspiring Ed Leaders Program (Cohort 5!). Tristan was recognized as a Distinguished Teacher in Fall 2015; part of the inaugural class of Distinguished Teachers in Dallas ISD. Since becoming an Assistant Principal in 2017, he has supported two senior classes, two EOC content areas/departments, and a thriving P-TECH program that will meet Dallas ISDs 73% graduation goal in Spring 2021.
Tristan has a wife, Justine, who he met in 2010 while attending Kent State. They have two children, Lincoln who is five and Amelia who is two. Tristan's family tend to take up most of his free time, but he does enjoy reading, exercising, and playing flag football on the weekends.