Duncanville, TX - Service is an attribute Cassandra Phillips grew up seeing from her mother and it’s a quality she has instilled in her children. “My mom was always volunteering in the schools, substitute teaching and just always in the community helping others,” said Ms. Phillips. “It is just in my blood.
That’s what we do. We serve. We give back and we try to make a difference.”
Those same attributes led Ms. Phillips to run for the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees nearly four years ago. Today she serves as board president and is proud to be a voice for other parents, business owners and residents in Duncanville.
“I am in a position where I can help those who don’t feel like they have a voice,” Ms. Phillips said. “As trustees, we’re advocates. We’re servants. We are connected to the community.”
With more than 20 years living in Duncanville and three children who have graduated from Duncanville High School, Ms. Phillips said she has seen Duncanville change over the years. Over that time one element has remained the same - the close-knit support that the community shows for Duncanville ISD schools.
In addition to serving on the school board, Ms. Phillips is also a business owner operating a real estate company with her oldest daughter. Ms. Phillips is highly focused on family and was proud to see her youngest child graduate from Duncanville High School in 2020 during the global pandemic.
As a parent, community member and now board member, Ms. Phillips has seen the school district go through a journey. The academic improvements and addition of choice program for students in recent years have been focus areas she and other board members advocated to see.
“Knowing where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going, I’m honored to be in the position that I’m in and to be part of the greatness that is taking place,” Ms. Phillips said, adding there’s more to come.
Source: Duncanville ISD