EducateDallas Endorses Dustin Marshall and Isaac Faz
for Dallas ISD Board of Trustees
DALLAS, TEXAS (February 23, 2016) –EducateDallas will support two excellent candidates in the May 2016 Dallas ISD school board elections, endorsing Dustin Marshall (District 2) and Isaac Faz (District 7).
Through a rigorous vetting and interview process conducted by a diverse group of civic leaders and business professionals, EducateDallas sought to endorse the candidates who will best ensure every Dallas ISD student receives a world-class education. Candidate interviews in Districts 4 and 5 have not yet been completed.
“Dustin is prepared to represent District 2 on day one,” commented EducateDallas Board Member and former District 2 Dallas ISD Trustee Jack Lowe. “Dustin’s commitment to Dallas ISD is unparalleled in this election. His volunteer history in the district, in-depth knowledge of education policy and issues, and willingness to explore innovative solutions and initiatives make him the most qualified candidate. I have no doubt his service to the children of Dallas ISD and District 2 will be top notch.”
Dustin has more than 15 years of experience as a volunteer, philanthropist, and leader in education issues in Dallas and beyond. Having served on the boards of numerous non-profits focused on supporting Dallas ISD students, Dustin understands both the issues facing the district as a whole, as well as the issues in District 2 and its schools. In addition, Dustin’s successful business background has equipped him with a deep understanding of large-scale budgeting, evaluating the effectiveness of programs and policies, and the importance of human capital. He is uniquely qualified to serve Dallas students and will be a tireless advocate for parents in District 2.
“Isaac has deep roots in Oak Cliff and a real commitment to give back to the very schools and community where he was raised. When you pair that with his knowledge and background in education, Isaac has the ideal components to serve as trustee,” said EducateDallas Chairwoman Renee Hartley. “District 7 is fortunate to have a high-quality candidate who will bring thoughtful decision making to our school board and, as a Dallas ISD parent, I am confident that students, parents, and teachers will be well served by Isaac,” she added.
In District 7, Isaac Faz is the standout candidate. He was raised in Oak Cliff and is a proud graduate of Dallas ISD. A bilingual lawyer, business professional, and now college administrator, Isaac is ready to help all Dallas ISD students achieve their own goals and dreams of success, just as he did. He understands the strengths and weaknesses of the district and the schools in District 7, and is connected to the communities that are served by Dallas ISD. Isaac has a history of advocating for positive change in Austin, Washington, DC and within Dallas ISD. He served as co-chair of the Future Facilities Task Force for the 2016 DISD Bond, which was passed overwhelmingly by voters both across Dallas and District 7. Serving on the school board will be a natural continuation of his commitment to the children in Dallas.
The endorsement process began with all candidates in Districts 2, 4, 5, and 7 being invited to complete a questionnaire, followed by in-person interviews with the EducateDallas Board of Directors. The Board of Directors voted to endorse these candidates, believing their backgrounds and passion for public education make them the most qualified candidates to serve the students of Dallas ISD.
EducateDallas believes these candidates will put students first in every decision they make, as well as hold the administration and district accountable for real results for kids. To show its support, EducateDallas will make financial contributions to each candidate’s campaign.
EducateDallas is a non-partisan general-purpose political committee dedicated to the mission of working to elect high-quality candidates to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees. The Board of Directors for EducateDallas is comprised of a diverse group of citizens from across the city of Dallas who insist on improving public education for all of our children.