Dallas ISD honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at annual tribute
Martin Luther King Jr.’s timeless vision of building a more just and peaceful world was celebrated during a special event at Emmett J. Conrad High School on Jan. 4.
Performances by Dallas ISD students during the district’s annual tribute to the slain civil rights leader included the Dallas ISD Elementary All-City Honor Choir, the Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School Handbell Choir, and the Lincoln High School Maurine F. Bailey Concert Choir. Members of the Skyline High School JROTC participated in the posting of the colors.
The Rev. Rickie Rush, pastor and founder of the Inspiring Body of Christ Worldwide Ministries, delivered the keynote speech.
Superintendent Michael Hinojosa has announced a realignment of central administration effective Jan. 2 that includes title changes for some of his top staff.
As part of the refinement, the title of deputy superintendent will no longer be used and chief officer titles were created.
Continuing in their positions with new titles are: Denise Collier, Chief Academic Officer, and Steve Flores, Chief Administrative Officer. Ron Peace, formerly deputy superintendent for Business Services, was named Chief of Staff. Eric E. Anderson, who is new to the Dallas ISD, is Chief Operating Officer and oversees business services.
“A reorganization of central administration, combined with the concentration and hard work of every Dallas ISD employee, will lead us to reaching our goal of becoming the best urban school district in the nation,” Hinojosa said. “These changes will impact the core of the district in a positive way.”