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SHIRLEY ISON-NEWSOME

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.