Midlothian Independent School District’s Board of Trustees named Chalisa Fain as the district’s new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Fain previously served as a Civil Rights Investigations Supervisor (EEO/Housing) for the Texas Workforce Commission, as well as with the City of Dallas Fair Housing Office as a fair housing investigator and a senior public information representative. In that office she designed and developed programs to raise the need for awareness for diversity and inclusion for community organizations.
“We are excited to welcome Ms. Fain to the MISD Family,” Dr. Lane Ledbetter, the Superintendent of Midlothian ISD, said. “We are confident she will accomplish many great things in this role and help us create an environment where each child’s uniqueness is celebrated and every student can feel safe and supported as they learn and grow in our schools.”
A graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, the member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. also earned her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia.
“I’m excited to join the MISD family because I am passionate about the mission, vision and beliefs of the school district,” Fain said. “I want to become an integral part of inspiring excellence in all children, especially those who previously may have felt that they have not had a voice in the district. I hope to begin the journey to disrupt educational inequities within the district by closing the education gap. I understand that there is not a quick fix and there will be obstacles, however, I anticipate that with the help of MISD teachers and staff, we will be successful.”