2007 hall of
2007 Hall of Fame
WILLIE BURKE ANDERSON
Acclaimed “teacher of teachers” by her colleagues, French teacher at Lincoln High School, cluster co-ordinator at Skyline High School. Studied in France and Mexico.
Renowned and prominent attorney. Represented the NAACP in the Tasby vs. the DISD before the U.S. Supreme Court. Represented the NAACP and the Black Coalition to Maximize Education for 15 years.
DR. MILTON K. CURRY
Ninth President of Bishop College. Under his leader-ship, the college relocated to Dallas. He left a legacy of commitment to intellectual preparation and development for Christian service to God and mankind.
WILMER OSCAR GRAY
Began his career in Crandall ISD in 1930. Employed as Teacher, Principal and Bus Driver at G. W. Carver School in Mesquite ISD in 1946. During the desegregation of schools in Mesquite ISD, he became Director of Special Services and liaison between the Black community and the School District Administration, retiring in 1970. School named in his honor.
DR. LEON M. HAYES
Taught at Madison High School, Assistant Principal at Madison and Pinkston High Schools, Principal at Roosevelt High School, Assistant Superintendent of East Oak Cliff Sub-district and Magnet Schools.
DR. HAROLD W. LANG, SR.
Began his teaching career in Bremond, Texas. His first teaching assignment in Dallas ISD was at G.W. Carver. Served as Principal of N. W.Harllee, Director of System-Wide Testing and Director-Principal of the Lincoln High School Renewal Project, Visiting Professor at Bishop College, Prairie View A&M, and University of Dallas. DISD School named in his honor.
DR. THEODORE R. LEE, JR.
Elementary teacher, Principal of three elementary schools and O.W. Holmes Middle School, Deputy Assistant Superintendent in East Oak Cliff Sub District, Associate Dean of Students at North Texas State Univ. Publisher, The Dallas Post Tribune.
DR. MAMIE MCKNIGHT
Mathematics Teacher, middle school Counselor in DISD. Assistant Professor at seven colleges and universities, Consultant to the Chancellor, Community Development, Dallas County Community College District. Founder, Dallas Black Remembered, Inc.
Began his teaching career at Paul Quinn College in Waco as Teacher/Coach. Employed by DISD as Teacher/Coach, served as Assistant Principal at Lincoln High School, active in Dallas Big Brothers and inducted in the Paul Quinn College Hall of Fame.
HOWARD D. KIRVEN
Spent 49 years in the DISD. Taught mathematics at Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center, principal at James Madison Intermediate School, J.W. Ray, Julia C. Frazier, Paul L. Dunbar and J. Leslie Patton Elementary Schools. Under his leadership, new programs were introduced to improve student achievement.
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