The Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Monday, July 16, where they welcomed two new leaders and conducted district business. A summary of those events is as follows:
New Chief Hired to Launch District Police Department
Chavela Hampton joins the Duncanville ISD family as the new Chief of Police after being approved by the Board of Trustees at Monday’s regular board meeting. Chief Hampton’s first order of business will be developing a school district police department. Historically, the school district has contracted with outside law enforcement agencies to hire school resource officers but is now transitioning to its own police department.
Chief Hampton brings more than 27 years of experience in law enforcement and most recently as a Deputy Chief in the Arlington Police Department (TX). During her time in Arlington, Chief Hampton supervised large-scale events at AT&T Stadium, managed the tactical unit, jail operations, patrol divisions and also spent time as a school resource officer and sergeant.
“I'm excited to be the Chief of Police for Duncanville ISD. Becoming a part of Duncanville ISD is very uplifting and exciting for me. Everyone is so welcoming and it makes me feel right at home,” said Chief Hampton. “Through collaboration and teamwork, we will build one of the safest learning environments where Champions can thrive.”
She has a Master of Science in Human Relations and Business and a Bachelor of Science/Business Administration/Computer Science.
Chief Hampton is scheduled to begin her new role in Duncanville ISD next month.
Director of Technology Introduced to Board
Oscar Rodriguez was introduced at Monday’s board meeting as the new Director of Technology. Mr. Rodriguez joins us from Dallas ISD, where he worked in Educational Technology and Staffing.
He also has international experience through his studies in China of different educational models and South Africa where he studied systemic educational issues.
Mr. Rodriguez has a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management. He also has a master’s degree in Online Instructional Design and a Master of Business Administration with a focus on business management.
Approved financial reports
Approved Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System certified appraisers
Approved the purchase of iPads for the STEAM Academy at Kennemer Middle School
Approved the purchase of custodial chemicals, supplies and paper products
Approved a Memorandum of Understanding Dallas County College for Dual Credit Courses for 2018-2019
Received an update from the Bilingual/ESL Department
Received information from a district demographic study