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|University of North Texas||Master's Degree||Education||Interdisciplinary|
|Texas A&M - Commerce||Ph.D.||Education||Interdisciplinary|
- Former art and music teacher with Dallas Independent School District (DISD)
- Current full-time professor at Richland College in the Humanities Division (36 years)
Previous Community Activities:
- Treasurer of the Richland College Faculty Association
- District-wide Curriculum Committee
- Circle Ten Boy Scouts
- Site-Based Committee on several schools in District 3
- Dallas County Truancy Task Force Team Member
- DISD Public Relations Commission
Lois' accomplishments while serving on the Dallas Independent School District's Board of Education:
- She spearheaded the $1.37 billion bond construction program approved by voters in 2001. The funds were used to build 21 new schools, a food service facility and an athletic complex and many renovated additions on existing schools.
- She succeeded in obtaining board approval of the highest package of teacher pay raises without a tax increase at the time.
- She implemented an outside audit which led to increased fiscal responsibility and stronger checks and balances.
- She advocated for fine arts programs and obtained $500,000 for musical instruments.
- She oversaw dramatic annual gains in all of District 3 schools, which reflected an increase of 30 to 40 points in several of those District schools.
- The Texas State Organization of the Alliance of Educators
- The Texas State Teacher's Organization
- The National Association of Social Workers
- The National Education Association