Dr. Jeannie Stone

Following a 33-year career in public education, Dr. Jeannie Stone is taking on a new role that impacts schools across Dallas County.

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Commit Partnership, an organization focusing on a collaborative educational across school systems and other institutions, has named Stone as the new Superintendent-in-Residence. Her role is leading the new Dallas County Learning Community (DCLC).

The DCLC is a collaboration of public school district’s aiming to exceed our state’s growth in academic achievement and living wage. Through the community, Dallas area superintendents can increase their communications and work towards improving student success.

Stone will bridge together partnerships with districts and apply what she calls her “teacher eyes”—her perspective as an educator— toward data on DCLC’s work helping students.

“I think that a story is data with a soul. But sometimes I couldn’t move things across the finish line [as Superintendent] with just the story. Commit was providing me the data. So I’m excited to be a part of it,” she told Commit Partnership.

Stone resigned as Richardson ISD superintendent last year and retired from public education on Aug. 31.

“I’m retiring [from public school] on August 31st, which is a big deal for me. But this position [will have an] even bigger impact because I get to take my experiences and have an impact across a county that educates 10% of Texas and 1% of the nation,” she said.