About US

OUR MISSION / OUR VISION

The mission of the Dallas Education Foundation is to inspire community investment to accelerate student success. Our vision is a galvanized community whose resources support the transformative work that makes Dallas ISD the preferred choice for families across North Texas.
We believe Dallas ISD will be the primary economic mobility engine for our city and county in 10 years-time. We ask you to join us as we invest in our students, teachers, and schools to create greater opportunities for every child in Dallas ISD.

Foundation Leadership

Board of Directors

Victor Vital, President

Partner

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Robert A. Estrada, Secretary

Senior Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer

Estrada Hinojosa & Co

Manoj Kutty, Treasurer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Greenlight Credentials

Dr. Stephanie Elizalde

Superintendent of Schools

Dallas Independent School District

Chris Bhatti

Assistant Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

University of Texas, Dallas

Theresa Flores

Senior Manager, Public Affairs

Mary Kay Inc.

James Keyes

Chairman

Wild Oats Marketing LLC

Leonor Marquez

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic Network

Lynn McBee

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Young Women’s Prep Network

Regina Montoya

Chairperson

Regina T. Montoya, PLLC

Drexell Owusu

Chief Impact Officer

The Dallas Foundation

Eric Reeves

Managing Director

High STEPS

Jennifer Scripps

President & Chief Executive Officer

Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Andy Smith

Executive Director

Texas Instruments Foundation

Jarrad Toussant

Senior vice president, education and workforce

Dallas Regional Chamber

JOHN SCOVELL, DIRECTOR EMERITUS

CHAIRPERSON AND FOUNDER

Woodbine Development Corporation



Mita Havlick
Mita Havlick

Mita Havlick

Executive Director

As an active community member and public education advocate, Mita has worked over the last fifteen years to help improve the quality of life of our North Texas neighbors and advance educational opportunities for all students within the public education framework of Dallas ISD.

(972) 925-3053
mhavlick@dallasisd.org