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Educate Dallas Dallas ISD school board election endorsements

Educate Dallas Dallas ISD school board election endorsements

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Published by: The Dallas Morning News on Mar 12, 2013
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Media Contact
Trisha Windham(682) 429-3127twindham@educatedallas.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEducateDallas Endorses Nancy Bingham, Lew Blackburn, and Eric Cowan for Dallas ISD Board of Trustees
DALLAS, TEXAS (March 12, 2013) --EducateDallas Is endorsing candidates Nancy Bingham (District 4), Lew Blackburn (District 5),and Eric Cowan (District 7) for the 2013 Dallas ISD school board elections.Through a rigorous vetting and interview process conducted by a diverse group of civic leaders and business professionals,EducateDallas sought to endorse the best and brightest candidates to help ensure every Dallas ISD student receives a world-
class education. “These candidates have a history of putti
ng the needs of Dallas kids above all else, and the experience
necessary to successfully manage an organization as large as Dallas ISD,” said EducateDallas Chairman, Mark Melton.
A former teacher for more than 30 years, Nancy Bingham brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees. In addition to her commitment to Dallas ISD, Nancy has also been active in numerous other parts of the community,including serving on multiple land use studies and playing a crucial role in improving city services.
“Nancy is an inspiring leader who truly believes that our schools are capable of reaching every Dallas child and opening up a
 lifetime of opportunity for them. Her personal experiences have instilled in her a passion for education and an infectious belief 
that these challenges we’re facing are surmountable,” said EducateDallas Board Member,
Raul Magdaleno
. “I am proud of the
way she has represented her community and all of Dallas. She consistently makes data-driven decisions that always put kidsfirst.
A product of public schools, Lew Blackburn has a lifetime of experience working in education. He understands firsthand thechallenges and rewards of being a teacher, and the responsibility that comes with leading a school as its principal. Hisexperience in district governance is invaluable as our school district continues to move forward into a new era of accountabilityand increased student achievement and performance.
“Lew’s tenure as board president has been filled with progressive reforms and a much
-needed movement toward collaborationand cohe
sion within the board,” said incoming co
-chairwoman, Jill Louis.
“Lew is committed to increasing student
With Lew, we know that we’re getting a proven leader that is focused on moving the district forward for thebenefit of our kids.”
In addition to his experience with budgets and finance in his professional role, Eric Cowan also brings with him a passion forpublic education and years of experience guiding Dallas ISD through budgetary issues, new human capital policies, and a widevariety of initiatives focused on increasing student achievement.
“Eric is a very thoughtful, deliberate leader who lets his actions speak louder than his words. When you’re looking for scho
board trustees, it’s so important to find public servants like Eric that always consider what’s best for kids, as opposed topoliticians simply looking for a headline,” said Melton. “Eric consistently supports forward
-thinking policies that incorporatebest practices from other districts and works to thoughtfully pus
h Dallas ISD forward.”

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