2017 hall of
2017 Hall of Fame
JOSEPH T. BREW
Stellar career in Dallas ISD as a teacher (Thompson), principal (Walnut Hill, Carter High), area superintendent and assistant superintendent. As area superintendent, schools achieved the highest ratings on the state
DR. LOIS HARRISON JONES-FEARS
Lifetime educator as teacher, principal, CEO and several top-level management positions in three urban school districts
MILDRED NEWTON FINCH
Teacher at John Q. Adams in Dallas ISD. Also served as math teacher who excelled at reaching students who struggled in the subject. Began teaching career at Tuskegee Institute, later taught in Dallas ISD at Carver ES, James Madison and Pinkston high schools, before teaching at El Centro College where she was the first African American professor and chair of the math department. She taught calculus and other upper level math courses. Mildred Finch Endowed Scholarship established; learning center founded at the college named in her honor.
MICHELE ANDERSON GOADY
Early childhood educator. Outstanding teacher. Taught in Dallas ISD at John Q. Adams ES. Other positions: Staff development specialist and Director of ECE. Director of Texas Head Start Project. Retired from Maryland State Department of Education: Director of Reading First and Director of Special Initiatives, Division of Early Childhood Development. Legendary Educator who devoted her career to teaching and helping early childhood educators improve their skills through professional development.
Teacher, cross cultural assignment, federal court ordered desegregation. Taught at C. F. Carr (West Dallas) before being assigned to Arthur Kramer ES (North Dallas). Thirty-five years: classroom teacher, instructional resource teacher and instructional specialist. Delivered quality instruction to Dallas youth during her career and served as a volunteer in the schools through SAGE (Seniors Actively Guiding Education). Active in civic and community affairs.
LUCIOUS L. NEWHOUSE, JR.
Forty-year career educator. Teacher in DISD--R.T. Hill MS; J. N. Ervin ES, Woodrow Wilson and W. T. White high schools. Assistant principal--John B. Hood MS and Woodrow Wilson HS. Principal
Consummate educator. 40 years. Junior high teacher, Louisville, Kentucky; Dallas ISD-Staff of Dr. Francis Chase, Efficacy of instruction Study; first chief of staff, Lincoln High School Renewal Project, first dean of instruction; director of planning/implementation East Oak Sub-District, model for effectively educating low-income and children of color; assistant superintendent of area where 34 schools met state standards in one year, National Blue Ribbon schools, National Alliance of Black School Educators. Principal planner, Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy. Educator known for achieving excellence in education.
ANNIE HEADS RAINWATER
Community Leader. Homemaker, farm worker and mother of six. In 1962, she sued the Carrollton school district whose segregated system barred her children from the city
DR. JIMMY V. SCALES, SR.
Oklahoma native Educator who made significant contributions in three states--Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Recognized for improving curriculums and student achievement as principal in Oklahoma City and Tulsa Public schools. Served as area superintendent to oversee the turnaround of low achieving schools. Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, East Central Oklahoma University and Administrator of the Year. Superintendent of Schools in College Station, TX and Chattanooga, TN, and Deputy Superintendent of Dallas ISD. His leadership and commitment made impact in three states.
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