2010 hall of
2010 Hall of Fame
DR. EDMOND C. ANDERSON
Outstanding educator and community servant for sixty-one years. Worked in Dallas ISD (1937-1977) as Teacher, Elementary Principal and Jr. High Principal. Active in Moorland YMCA (55 years), Scouting and religious activities.
DR. MELVIN J. BANKS
History Teacher at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, Dean and Chairman of Social Science Division, Bishop College (1929-1981), established the Criminal Justice Department, served in the front ranks of religious education among Negro Baptists in the nation.
ATTORNEY LOUIS A. BEDFORD, JR.
Practiced law in Dallas 50+ years, advocate for equality, equity and justice for all people; supported Black Lawyers in desegregation cases, defended African American college students who sought equality in public accommodations in Marshall, TX; first Black Judge in Dallas.
DR. HERBIE K. JOHNSON
Began teaching in Dallas at James Madison High School; Assistant Principal, Junior and Senior High School Principal, Secondary Personnel Director, Sub-District Administrator and Principal - Adult Evening Schools.
CURTISTENE SMITH MCCOWAN
Served 35+ years as a concerned citizen committed to the educational process of the DeSoto School District, elected for two three-year terms and two years as Board President. Her accomplishments led to appointments at the state level including Board of Regents of Texas Southern University and a DeSoto School named in her honor.
SALLYE R. MOORE
Began her teaching career in Statin ISD. Served the Grand Prairie ISD as Teacher, Counselor, Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. GPISD school named in her honor.
DR. HAZEL W. PARTEE
Taught in Grand Prairie and Wilmer Hutchins before beginning a long and illustrious career in Dallas ISD. Served as Teacher and first Black female appointed Principal of a predominantly White school followed by her principalship at William Brown Miller Elementary School.
Teacher of Language Arts at K. B. Polk Elementary School for 26 years and T. J. Rusk Middle School for 31 years, taught English to Ministerial students at D. Edwin Johnson Bible Institute and established a reading center at Alta Mesa Park Baptist Church.
CLARENCE RUSSEAU, JR.
Began his career in the Dallas ISD as a teacher at James Madison High School. Worked as Assistant Principal, Principal of Elementary Schools, Longfellow Academy, Middle Schools and High Schools, Liaison between Learning Centers and Elementary Department and Assistant Director - Personnel Department.
Worked more than thirty years in Dallas ISD, devoted her time, talent and energy to working with children in the Talented and Gifted Program, Intergenerational School, and Special Education Program; assisted in proposal writing for the 21st Century Grant for After School Program and Saturday Program.
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