The District Educational Improvement Council (DEIC) committee works to improve student learning in Garland ISD. This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Superintendent and School Board. Additional responsibilities include:

  • reviewing student achievement data
  • approving the district's staff development calendar
  • hearing requests for campus/district waivers following state guidelines
  • hearing updates on programs and other items of educational interest

Meetings

The DEIC meets several times throughout the school year. The 2023-24 meeting dates are:

Membership

Being a part of the DEIC is a yearly commitment. Recruitment occurs each year at the beginning of the school year.

Garland ISD actively recruits* parent, community and business representatives to serve on the DEIC each year. DEIC parent, community and business representatives are selected so that there is diversity of geographic location, gender, and race/ethnicity. The DEIC is made up of a variety of Garland ISD stakeholders:

  • 3 parent representatives
  • 3 community representatives (non-parents)
  • 3 business representatives
  • 31 classroom teacher representatives (15 elementary, 9 middle school, 6 high school and 1 non-traditional campus)
  • 3 campus-based non-teaching professional representatives (1 elementary, 1 middle school, and 1 high school level)
  • 2 district-level non-teaching professional staff representatives

*See Board Policy BQA(LOCAL).

2023-24 Members

  • Aracely Rosado, Teacher Representative
  • Ashley Ross, Teacher Representative
  • Bessie Harris, Teacher Representative
  • Blake Savage, Teacher Representative
  • Bonita Woods, Teacher Representative
  • Bonnie Penny, Teacher Representative
  • Carol Hernandez, Teacher Representative
  • Ceterra Mance, Parent Representative
  • Charles Womack, Teacher Representative
  • Christina Powell, Teacher Representative
  • Cryss Godoy-Diguette, Teacher Representative
  • Donna Nicholson, Teacher Representative
  • Eliana Menacho, Campus Professional Representative
  • Gabriel Novak, Parent Representative
  • Jana Pearcy, Campus Professional Representative
  • Jeff Winget, Community Representative
  • Jennifer Nguyen, Business Representative
  • Jerome Guerin, Teacher Representative
  • Joe Chapa, Community Representative
  • Johanne Boi, Teacher Representative
  • Karen Jimenez, Campus Professional Representative
  • Katie Scott, Teacher Representative
  • Kim Nguyen, Teacher Representative
  • Kim Sonsel, Teacher Representative
  • Dr. Kristina Weeks, Teacher Representative
  • Lynette Varrassi, Teacher Representative
  • Mallory Long, Teacher Representative
  • Maria Rodriguez, Teacher Representative
  • Melanie White, Teacher Representative
  • Molly Buchanan, Teacher Representative
  • Peter Osborne, Teacher Representative
  • Reni Moore, Teacher Representative
  • Robin Balderson, District Representative
  • Rocio Moninar, Teacher Representative
  • Rogelio Cabello, Business Representative
  • Sara Deal, Teacher Representative
  • Seleta Andrus, Teacher Representative
  • Shatto Coleman, Teacher Representative
  • Shira Lester, Teacher Representative
  • Tamica Reynolds, Community Representative
  • Tamora Wooten, Business Representative
  • Tangela Bronson-Brown, Parent Representative
  • Tim Wood, Teacher Representative
  • Tom Barnett, Teacher Representative
  • Wendy Brower, District Representative