Community partnership offers free classes for district staff

District staff and their families are welcome to attend free classes offered at Frazier House, an initiative of the Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Community Outreach Center in partnership with Dallas ISD. Frazier House is located on the first floor of the former Julia C. Frazier Elementary School. It offers multiple services in one building partnering and collaborating with other community nonprofits, service organizations and the Dallas ISD. This shared space offers access to educational, social services, job skills training and job placement opportunities for Frazier House clients.

Classes for November include topics such as:

Nov. 5—Cash Flow, Collateral and Leverage Class, 3-4:30 p.m. (if interested in attending or learning more, email

Nov. 14—Lunch & Learn with Trevor Noel, “Introduction to a Business Plan,” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Nov. 18—LinkedIn & Medicare 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., must register with Senior Source at (214) 823-5700

Nov. 21—Lunch & Learn with Attorney Antonio Glenn, “The ABCs of Business Entities,” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

All activities and programs are at Frazier House, 4600 Spring Ave. Dallas, TX 75210. For more information about these activities, email or visit Dates and activities subject to change.


Upcoming professional development opportunities

Dallas ISD offers professional development for central and campus staff through a variety of opportunities.

Central staff

Ignite and Unleash Potential Through Talent Conversations 

Audience: Supervisors, Managers, Directors

One of the fundamental roles of a leader is to recognize and unleash the talents and strengths of others.  Talent conversations play a vital role in engaging employees and influencing their performance and development if done effectively and often enough.  This session will provide tools to prepare for and facilitate effective talent conversations.

Results Focused Leadership: Goals and Check-ins

Audience: Supervisors, New Managers, Managers, Directors

Discover how check-in meetings make it easier to manage day-to-day work of the staff and ensure it is connected to big picture goals that impact results.

Audience:  Central Staff Managers, Supervisors, Directors
This session will identify and explain the components of an individual growth plan.  A standardized purpose and language for professional growth will be discussed.


Campus staff

The Language, Literacy, and Social Studies departments cordially invite teachers to The Language, Literacy, and Social Studies Fall Conference 2019. This year’s theme is “Empowering Students Through Disciplinary Literacy.” The organizers are actively seeking attendees who wish to learn about how to best implement strategies to empower student voice and ownership of student learning.

The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Bryan Adams High School. Teachers may register by clicking here. Registration is required for attendees. Keynote speakers for the conference include Dallas ISD Chief of Teaching and Learning Dr. Ivonne Durant and national literacy expert Pam Allyn. Professional development credits will apply towards Future of Learning hours. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.