Nancy Rodriguez, a social worker employed by the Dallas ISD special education program, is one of three candidates running to represent District 2 on the school board.

The DISD parent announced her campaign in December and filed to run for the position Jan. 15.

In her announcement, she said she hopes to address overcrowding, teacher vacancies, the muddled class rank system and the obsession over standardized test scores. She also hopes to improve the special education program.

“I want to instill in the district a new culture: one of engagement with the community and responsiveness to its concerns,” she said in a statement. “I want to create a district that has a sense of urgency about fixing problems and one that is as focused on actual education as it is on test scores.”

Rodriguez will face incumbent Dustin Marshall and Alex Enriquez, founding executive director of City Year Dallas, in the May 2 election.

Prior to running for the school board, she had been involved in the district for the past eight years as a parent, volunteer and special education employee.

Rodriguez lives in Lakewood with her husband, Barry, and their two kids.


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