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Commitment to Excellence

Dustin Marshall for DISD CampaignIt is my passion to improve the quality of education for ALL our Dallas ISD children. I believe that we have a moral imperative to provide an excellent education so that each and every child can reach their full potential. This is not only in the best interest of each child, it is also the driving force behind the future success of our community.

As your current Trustee, I have pushed for greater student achievement across the district, supported our teachers and principals, and demanded accountability at every level. Public education is the biggest issue facing our generation and while we’ve made great strides, we still have much to do. I want to continue to be a part of making that progress happen at Dallas ISD.

I have dedicated my time, energy and resources to making a real difference in our public schools. In addition to my service as a Trustee, I have served in leadership roles in several organizations that are making great strides in improving our public schools. My experience in these organizations has served me well as your Trustee. For these reasons and more, I ask you to vote to reelect Dustin Marshall for DISD.

  • Board of Directors for the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation
  • Board of Reading Partners North Texas (Former Chair Elect)
  • Board of Dallas After School
  • Board of Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP)
  • Board of Uplift Education
  • Education Council of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Mayor’s Poverty Task
  • Entrepreneurs for North Texas
  • Finalist for the Dallas Foundation’s “Good Works Under 40” award
  • Recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s “40-under-40” award
  • Alumnus of Leadership Dallas
  • Lone Star Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO)

I have a long history of leadership and volunteer work in our schools, and I’ve tried to help our kids everywhere I have lived. Before returning to Dallas, I was active in organizations and initiatives in both Boston and Chicago.

  • I started volunteering to improve education right out of college in 2000 as a Saturday Tutor for the Steppingstone Foundation in Boston
  • I did pro-bono consulting work to help launch a “Cristo Rey High School” in Boston – which operates a work/study model where high-schoolers work at an internship during school.  I helped the school to market their model to local businesses so that they could have a larger supply of available internships.
  • In Chicago, I worked with other members of the Bain Chicago office to help start Rowe Elementary School.
  • I’ve done 1 on 1 literacy tutoring for kids in multiple DISD schools as a volunteer with Reading Partners.
  • I’ve organized Reading Partners annual fundraiser – the Celebrity Spelling Bee.
  • I led my Leadership Dallas class to choose to build STEM based “Maker Spaces” in 4 different high schools.  We raised the funds, designed the space, acquired all the equipment and physically built the space.
  • I worked with the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation to successfully open a new Reading Center at the Mt. Auburn campus.
  • More recently, I’ve started working (through the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation) on several initiatives in the Woodrow pattern – including finding local business people to mentor the principals and working to improve culture and cross school cooperation via joint events and academic competitions.

I am also the CEO of Hazel’s Hot Shot, an expedited freight and logistics company headquartered in Dallas, TX. At Hazel’s I lead a team of 200 folks in providing emergency, time critical deliveries to thousands of businesses across the United States. Prior to joining Hazel’s, I was a Manager in the Chicago office of Bain & Company, a leading global consultancy. At Bain, I led consulting teams in their work with Fortune 500 companies. I have a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. My wife, Denise, and I live in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas and we have four amazing children, Lilianna, Jackson, Hailey, and Madelyn.