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STEPHEN POOLE is a native of Dallas, Texas, specifically Oak Cliff, Texas, and is a product of Dallas ISD. After graduating in 1991 from David W. Carter High School, he studied at Texas Southern University (TxSU) and graduated with a B.A. in Public Affairs with a minor in Sociology. While at TxSU, Stephen worked with a nonprofit for emotionally at-risk youth and a nonprofit that serviced Houston ISD students to build coping skills. Upon graduating, he moved back to Dallas, Texas, where he worked with the Dallas County Juvenile Department before being encouraged to work in public education. Passionate about youth, he moved forward with that suggestion, obtained his teacher certification, secured a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and has not looked back. 

Stephen began his teaching career in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and has worked in three additional large urban ISDs. During his time at DISD, he has served as an educator and an Assistant Principal. In addition to working as an educator, Mr. Poole is a grassroots activist who works tirelessly to ensure that all youth receive the same academic opportunities in the Dallas area. He’s been instrumental in forming a committee that worked with school board members that helped to drive the reopening of D. A Hulcy Middle School (the first STEAM middle school in North Texas). He served on the 2008 Dallas ISD Bond Oversight Committee. Mr. Poole has been fully engaged and at the forefront of the equitable distribution of funds for southern sector Dallas ISD schools and students through the 2015 Bond. He is a former executive board member for Dallas AFT (American Federation of Teachers), a current member of both the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TASBE) & the Southwest Dallas County Alliance of Black School Educators (SWABSE), where he stays fully engaged in the educational politics for students in the Dallas area. 

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