Thank you for allowing me to serve you as District 9 School Board Trustee. Together we have made progress, but there’s still work to be done. I am seeking re-election and hope to have your continued support. An education is not only a test score, but more importantly, a set of applied skills that can be used to further our students’ future. School is never a dress rehearsal for our students; every day, every year counts.

My mission is and always will be to ensure that our children have access to every possible resource and opportunity that DISD has to offer. My promise to you is to continue changing the lives of children and to provide innovative, supportive, and accountable leadership. Nothing matters as much to you, or me, as the future success of our children.

Accomplishments of Bernadette

  • Took the lead in helping develop After8toEducate, a first-of-its-kind, public-private collaboration working to provide housing, social services and immediate support to unsheltered Dallas ISD high school students.
  • Took the lead in helping plan, develop, and implement the Frazier House Initiative with The Zan Wesley Holmes
  • Community Outreach Center
  • Voted for two TRE options to honor commitment to teachers and students
  • Secured additional funding Skyline High School
  • Secured additional funding for Guzick Elementary School
  • Secured additional funding for Edna Rowe School total renovations
  • Secured $29 million for a New H.S. Thompson Learning Center
  • Collaborated and Sponsored the African American Read-In with Cornerstone Baptist Church
  • Sponsored College Tours for District 9 Middle & High School Students
  • Mentor high schools students from Lincoln High School
  • Sponsored District 9 students to attend Dallas Stars Education Day
  • Coordinated and secured the Lincoln Culinary Arts program which has provided students with critical and entrepreneurial skills necessary to thrive in the workforce
  • Collaborated and sponsored Project Unity Annual Together We Ball: Police and Pastors Basketball Game

About Bernadette

  • Married to Derrick Nutall
  • DISD Mom of two daughters
  • Graduate of Sam Houston State University
  • Co-Founder and Executive Director of Circle of Support
  • Executive Director of Urban Specialist – Dallas Office
  • Former Community Liaison for DISD at Daniel “Chappie” James Learning Center
  • Former Senior Mom at James Madison High School
  • Certificate of Competence Training Program at University of North Texas
  • Early Voting April 23, 2018-May 1, 2018
  • Election Day Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Political Advertising Paid for by Bernadette Wright Nutall,
    Campaign Treasurer Mrs. Willie Mae Coleman

The opportunities Bernadette as provided to the District 9 Community:

  • Developed innovative programming such as Running for Success and E-Mentoring, Black History Jeopardy while working at Daniel “Chappie” James Learning Center
  • Organized National Take Our Daughters to Work: An Educational Mentoring Program for Minority Young Women in collaborated with the City of Dallas
  • Headed creation of Culinary and Entrepreneurship Academics at Lincoln High School
  • Secured additional funding for Edna Rowe Elementary School total renovations
  • Secured $29 million for a New H.S. Thompson Learning Center
  • Champion of After8toEducate, a first-of-its-kind, public-private collaboration working to provide housing, social services and immediate support to unsheltered Dallas ISD high school students —improving academic and life outcomes and preventing chronic adult homelessness.
  • Leading initiatives to repurpose shuttered DISD facilities to serve DISD students and their families in need of support services through innovative efforts like Frazier House and After8toEducate.
  • Championed Pipeline to Possibilities to come to Lincoln High School
  • Collaborate and Sponsor African American Read-In with Cornerstone Baptist Church
  • Collaborated and sponsored Project Unity Annual Together We Ball: Police and Pastors Basketball Game Together We Ball
  • Sponsored College Tours for District 9 Middle & High School Students
  • Mentor Young Boys and Young Girls from Lincoln High School Monthly
  • Mentoring Up & Community Potential Leaders
  • Sponsored District 9 students to attend Dallas Stars Education Day
  • Founder of the District 9 Task Force:

The purpose of the District 9 Task Force:

Participate in discussion about issues impacting Dallas ISD and District 9 students

Exercise leadership skills by working with administrative staff and District 9 board member

Serve as mediators between their schools and the Dallas ISD District 9 Trustee