A–Please Print Your Name as it will appear on the ballot: Linda Mitchell Duran
B–Office you seek: School Board Trustee
C–Place/Position: Place 3
D–Government Entity (School District or City): Rockwall Independent School District
E–Community and/or Civic Service Experience(s):
- Public school educator for 35 years–23 in Rockwall ISD
- Member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church–served as Youth Church coordinator for many years and as a Lector for many years.
- School Board Trustee for three (three year) terms
- Vice-President of the RISD Board of Trustees for two terms
- President of the RISD Board of Trustees for two terms
- Master Trustee Designation by TASB and the State of Texas
- Guest Columnist for the Dallas Morning News
- Guest Lecturer in the DFW area–especially in areas of education and grief and loss
- RISD Liaison to the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation
- Member of the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
- Member of the Safety and Security sub committee
- Certified Trauma and Loss Specialist/Consultant/Trainer with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
- Pro bono educational guidance and trauma and loss counseling for area residents.
F–Please state in 25 words or less how you expect to add value to the office you seek. My teaching expertise is in remedial education and my counseling expertise is in trauma and loss, both of which are presently vitally important for our students and community. Conservative fiscal responsibility is also of the utmost importance at this difficult time in our community.
G– Elected School Board members and City Council members are representatives of the residents within the boundaries of the limits of your city and the school district. As an elected representative, what do you believe is your most fundamental duty to your prospective constituents? My fundamental duty is to make informed and intelligent and fiscally responsible decisions for the welfare of the students of Rockwall ISD. I do this by listening to all stakeholders–students, parents, staff, taxpayers and experts in the educational field.
H–What is your voting record? A precinct chairperson of either party can access your voting record online. All Texas residents have access to your voting record by means of the Texas Public Information Act. Although a School Board Trustee is by definition a non-partisan position as we take care of all students and families regardless of party affiliation, my voting record will show that I have consistently voted Republican.
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