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Fort Worth ISD Superintendent to be Featured Panelist At State of Education Luncheon

What:  Annual State of Education Luncheon


When:  Wednesday, September 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Where:  PalmWood, Frost Tower, 640 Taylor Street, 76102


Who: FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Paredes Scribnerjoins local panel of educators and business leaders


Fort Worth ISD Superintendent to be Featured Panelist

At State of Education Luncheon

Annual Event Sponsored by Fort Worth Chamber to Focus on

Preparing the Future Workforce


Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Paredes Scribnerwill be a featured panelist as local leaders discuss preparing the current and future workforce today for tomorrow’s careers.

The Fort Worth Chamber’s State of Education event will be held at the PalmWood, Frost Tower on Wednesday, September 15. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by the panel discussion from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. The theme for the discussion is “Education and the Rapidly Changing Needs of Businesses.”

Dr. Scribner will join the following panelists, who represent education and business:

  • Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Texas Dr. Harrison Keller
  • Chief Diversity Officer of Elevate Dion Harrison
  • Director of Talent Development of Elbit Systems of America Lisa Northup 

The panel will be moderated by Daniel Pullin, the John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU.

This year’s theme and discussion topics are a follow-up to last year’s virtual meetings between Fort Worth ISD and local business partners. This year’s in-person discussion will allow panelists to take a deeper dive about meeting the challenges that educators and business leaders face in preparing a homegrown workforce.

Topics will include the continued impact of COVID-19; training our existing workforce to remain competitive; equipping students with “soft skills” in addition to specific industry training; and keeping pace with changing technological requirements. Panelists will explain the role their organizations play in workforce preparation and training, and they will discuss how they can collaborate to ensure Fort Worth maintains a vibrant local economy.



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The Fort Worth Chamber, with 1,500-member businesses, is one of the largest chambers in the North Texas region. Through its core functions of business attraction and retention, talent development, small business and entrepreneur support, and government advocacy, the Chamber’s vision is to drive the Fort Worth region to be the most thriving, inviting community for all. Contact the Fort Worth Chamber at (817) 338-2491 or visit