Linda Griffin


Place 3
Board Member Since
  • Tennessee State University – Nashville, Tennessee, Bachelor of Arts
  • Columbia University – New York, New York, Post Master’s Studies
  • Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary and College – Kennedale, Texas, Christian Education
Public Civic Offices Held
  • Co-Founder, St. Mark Institutional Baptist Church
  • Leadership Garland Steering Committee Chairperson
  • Christian Education Facilitator
  • GISD School Board – ABC Motto of Service:  “Always Benefiting Children”
    • Assistant Secretary, Vice President, Secretary 
    • President 2007, 2012, 2013, 2016
    • Facility Committee Chairperson
  • Garland Economic Development Partnership Chairperson
  • Texas Association of School Boards Director
  • Garland & Vicinity Minister’s Wives Alliance Charter Member & President
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir Coordinator
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority–Alpha Xi Omega Chapter
  • North Texas Area Association of School Board Members
  • Tennessee State University Alumni Association (Life Member)
  • National Association of Female Executives
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Life Member)
  • National Association of School Board Members 
  • National/Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members
  • National/Texas Alliance of Black School Educators
  • Almond Fellowship
  • TASB School Board Advocacy Network
  • Council of Urban School Boards
  • LIGHT Advisory Council
  • African American Advisory Council
  • Garland Area Alliance of Black School Educators
Awards and Achievements
  • Outstanding Texan Award for 2019 – Texas Legislative Black Caucus
  • Trustee of the Year 2019 – Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE)
  • Dallas County Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award for 2017 – Dallas County Commissioner’s Court
  • Women of the Year –National Business and Professional Women (Dallas) - 2011
  • National PTA Life Member Award 2009
  • Garland ISD Council of PTA–Legislative Award 2009
  • NAACP - Honoring First Ladies Award 2007
  • Texas Black Caucus of School Boards– Regional VP Award 2004-2006
  • Leadership Award – Texas Alliance of Black School Educators 2002-2004
  • Texas Police Officers Award - Dallas – Co Educational Excellence Award 2001
  • Leadership Texas Association of School Boards Graduate (Master Trustee)–Class of 2001
  • Garland Branch NAACP Black History Award 2001
  • Texas PTA Life Member Award 2001
  • Garland Chamber of Commerce 1999/2000 Service Award
  • Leadership Garland Steering Committee Chairman of the Year Award 2000
  • Main Street Garland Community Award-First Black GISD Board Member 2000
  • Leadership Garland Graduate–Class XVII-1998
  • Outstanding Young Woman in America
  • Garland Alliance of Black School Educators Life Membership