Every voice matters.
In Dallas ISD, we believe every voice matters. Our district is one of diverse backgrounds, ideas and stories, and our perspectives help define us.
The path forward presents a remarkable opportunity to share stories that promote understanding, hope, unity, and truth for all.
With Equity in Mind
Dallas ISD has taken bold steps to address systemic inequities in education and is excited to announce an intentional first-person series capturing the many voices working to build a better system with equity in mind.
Nancy Bernardino, executive director of single-gender schools for Dallas ISD, shares why equity is essential — even noting as a child, she observed educational inequities. Hear what she’s doing to shift the conversation.
Using their voice to spread Dr. King’s message
Dominic Patermo, a fifth-grade student at Harry C. Withers Elementary, won the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition with his inspiring speech. The law firm Foley & Lardner partners every year with Dallas ISD to organize this districtwide competition. Click here to learn more.
Meet the eight finalists who shined in the competition
Urban Park Elementary School
J.P. Starks Math, Science, and Technology Vanguard
Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School
Ronald E. McNair Elementary School
Clara Oliver Elementary School
Harry C. Withers Elementary School
Charles Rice Elementary School
Jamari Anthony Williams
Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School