Quinton “Q” Phillips – FWISD District 3 Candidate – Accountability-Community- Equity

I am Quinton “Q” Phillips and I am a candidate for the Fort Worth ISD School Board. I am a native of Fort Worth born and raised on the eastside of the city in the Historic Stop Six Community. I am a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Prairie View A&M University, and Palmer Theological Seminary. I am a husband, a father, and I care deeply for the well being of our city.
I decided to run for office out of obedience; obedience to the Deity in which I believe and obedience to those influential people in my life who have empowered me to be a part of the solutions as opposed to running from the responsibility of change. I believe we need accountable, community involved, equitable education for every student in the city of Fort Worth.
Fort Worth ISD schools have some of the best educators in the country. Along with having these quality educators, we should also continuously strive to acquire the best talent available for the benefit of our children and our city. As trustee, I will hold our educational experts accountable for constantly working towards improving student outcomes and for making decisions that are student focused. Accountability is a necessity for every level and position within the educational system. In addition to accountability, we must empower the Superintendent, Administration, Principals, and school staff to be able to perform at the highest level for students and parents.
As a Dunbar Wildcat, I understand personally what it means to have school pride. Wildcats hold their matriculation as a badge of honor for a lifetime. I feel that all communities deserve to have admiration and ownership in their local institutions, particularly the local neighborhood school. I want to help create a culture district-wide where the surrounding community can feel vital to the schools and schools can be supportive hubs for the neighborhood. The more involved the community, the higher the expectation for the students.
“Preparing all students for success in college, career, and community leadership” is the mission of Fort Worth ISD. I will make sure that the “all” in the mission statement truly means ALL. We must ensure that every student in Fort Worth is provided the opportunity for quality education from the very best institutions we can provide regardless of any demographic categories. Achievement gaps must close, and every student and school should be provided the resources that suit their individual needs.
The district 3 seat on the Board of Education for Fort Worth ISD belongs to the people of district 3. No one is entitled to that seat including myself, so I ask that as the community of district 3 decides our representation that they consider supporting and voting for me. The people of district 3 raised and groomed me for service to this community and I would love to serve in the capacity of trustee for the betterment of our students and our education in the city of Fort Worth.

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