8:30 AM Networking Breakfast sponsored by Resource One Credit Union
8:50 AM Welcome to The Marketing Center at Red Bird Terrence Maiden
9:00 AM School Board Presidents Panel - How to Serve facilitated by Dr. Nikki Ceaser-Small
Gayle Simms, Cedar Hill DeAndrea Fleming, DeSoto
Phil McNeely, Duncanville Marion Hamilton, Lancaster
10:00 AM Leadership Module: Leadership ISD Tamara Harrington / Joey Rodriguez
Leadership ISD equips community leaders to advance academic excellence and racial equity in public education through advocacy, policy, and school board governance.
11:45 AM School Superintendents Panel - State of Education moderated by Dr. Michael Williams, UNT Dallas Distinguished Leaders of Resident & Former Texas State Commissioner of Education
Dr. Gerald Hudson, Cedar Hill Dr. Usamah Rodgers, DeSoto
Dr. Marc Smith, Duncanville Dr. Katrise Perera, Lancaster
12:30PM Break / Transition to Lunch
1:00 PM Mayor’s Panel - Life as a Mayor facilitated by Marcus Knight
Carrie Gordon, Balch Springs Steve Mason, Cedar Hill Rachel Proctor, DeSoto
Barry Gordon, Duncanville Harry Garrett, Glenn Heights Clyde Hairston, Lancaster
Richard Dormier, Ovilla Shelia Petta, Wilmer
2:15 PM City Boards & Commissions - How to Volunteer?
Each City Council appoints volunteers to numerous City Boards, Commissions, and Committees to serve fellow citizens and City Council in an advisory capacity and/or in carrying out functions required by city code and state statute.
Cindy Gross, Balch Springs Belinda Berg, Cedar Hill Alicia Thomas, DeSoto
Kristin Downs, Duncanville Brooks Williams, Ferris Brandi Brown, Glenn Heights
Cynthia Olguin, Hutchins Angie Arenas, Lancaster Bobbie Jo Taylor, Ovilla
3:00 PM Class Project Discussion / Afternoon Snack
4:00 PM Life & Responsibilities of a Legislator featuring State Senator Royce West facilitated by Kenneth Govan
All the panelists have been invited but may have not yet confirmed.