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Representing District 8, Miguel Solis is the youngest board member and youngest board president and vice president ever elected to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees. Having served the students of Dallas as a teacher, administrator, trustee, and advocate, Miguel knows what it takes to transform Dallas ISD Schools. As a trustee, Miguel brings an expertise that will make sure every student in every neighborhood in Dallas has the education they need to go to college or enter today's workforce.
Following in the footsteps of his father, a public school teacher, Miguel taught 8th Grade U.S. History at T.C. Marsh Middle School, where many of his students faced challenges both in and out of the classroom. In spite of these challenges, Miguel's students succeeded. Under Miguel's watch and with the help of fellow teachers at T.C. Marsh, 99% of Miguel's students passed the state exam. This success was highlighted when the staff at Marsh selected him as their Teacher of the Year after his first year of teaching.
Continuing his service to students of Dallas ISD, Miguel served as a central staff member where he built relationships with key community partners and conducted special projects to improve the quality of education for every student in Dallas ISD. He also served as the Director of a nonprofit education advocacy organization where he worked with parents, community members and educators to advocate for policies that ensure all Dallas students will graduate high school, ready for and with access to a college education.
Miguel is a native Texan, raised by his mother, a school bookkeeper, and late father, a public school teacher and small business owner. He received his bachelor's degree in history with a minor in political science from Lamar University and received his master’s degree in education policy and management from Harvard University.