We meet every Wednesday at Noon:
Methodist Medical Center
Weiss Building
1401 Stemmons Ave.
Dallas, TX  75208

Upcoming Programs

    • April 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Ben Mackey currently serves on the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees. Ben represents District 7 which is the largest Dallas ISD district by number of students, serving over 23,000 students from North and Central Oak Cliff, Cockrell Hill, and West Dallas. Before being elected to the school board in May, Ben served as the principal of Dallas ISD’s School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) from 2013 to 2019. Over those six years, TAG was been named as the #1 high school in the nation four times by U.S. News and World Report. 

    During Ben’s tenure, TAG revamped its application process with a focus on equity and access, resulting in TAG becoming federally recognized as a Title 1 school for the first time. During this same time frame, academic achievement at TAG soared with the school reaching all-time highs in SAT, ACT, and Advanced Placement (AP) achievement, proving what is possible for students regardless of the background that they come from.

    Ben currently works as the Chief of Research, Evaluation, and Design in DeSoto ISD where he manages data, innovation, technology, special programs, and organizational redesign. Ben earned his masters degree in school leadership from Harvard University and his bachelors degrees in finance and history from the University of Florida.

    Public education, as well as private school education, has been dramatically affected by the pandemic that has changed our society for over a year. Ben will speak to us about the drastic changes in the functioning of the school system and the plans underway for moving forward in the new school year. This is information that is of interest to all of us.

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