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Newly-elected Trustee Sworn in at Fort Worth ISD Special Board Meeting

The Fort Worth ISD swore in its newly-elected Board of Education trustee, Dr. Camille Rodriguez, on Tuesday, May 17, during a special board meeting. Family and friends were present to support and celebrate.

On Saturday, May 7, voters elected Dr. Rodriguez to represent District 1 to serve the unexpired term of Dr. Jacinto Ramos, Jr, who resigned from the Board in March.  

Dr. Camille Rodriguez, doctor of podiatric medicine, was born and raised on the historic North Side of Fort Worth. She graduated from FWISD’s Honors Program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and was the first in her family to graduate from a university. She attended a historically Black college, Prairie View A&M University, on a full academic scholarship earning a B.S. degree in Biology.

Dr. Rodriguez graduated with honors from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York City before returning to Fort Worth’s North Side, where she has practiced medicine for over 20 years. She is a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has served on the boards of Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts, All Church Home for Children, Ballet Folklorico Azteca de Fort Worth, Inc., and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. She was recently elected a member of Fort Worth Dallas Metroplex Chums, Inc. chapter. She is a lifelong communicant of All Saints Catholic Church.

Results from the May 7 election were canvassed during the meeting just prior to the swearing-in of Dr. Rodriguez. Dr. Rodriguez was sworn in by Justice Maryellen Hicks.

The special election also included voting to select a trustee for the unexpired term of District 4 Daphne Brookins, who passed away unexpectedly in November. Dr. Brian Dixon and Wallace Bridges will face each other in a runoff election for that seat June 18.

 

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