Diversity Board Advisory Committee

  • The committee shall consist of a minimum of 15 members. Members shall serve three-year terms with one-third of the membership appointed each year. The committee membership shall represent, to the extent possible, the diversity of the Plano school community and staff. The committee members shall focus their attention on any Plano ISD program or current issue regarding race, religion, ethnicity or disability-related situation.


    The committee may study the advisability of adding, deleting and changing various programs based on the needs of the community and student body of the district. The board or superintendent may direct the committee to study and make recommendations on specific issues. The committee will report directly to the board since the issues addressed do not usually fall within the purview of the District Based Improvement Committee.

    2018-19 Goal

    • Explore diversity professional learning program and make recommendations for 2019-2020 cultural proficiency training for staff


    • October 23, 2018
    • November 13, 2018
    • January 15, 2019
    • January 24, 2019 - Dr. Martin Luther King Tribute Program 7 p.m., Williams High School
    • February 19, 2019
    • April 2, 2019
    • May 9, 2019 - Teacher of the Year Gala, 6:30 p.m. Plano Event Center

    Meetings will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Administration Center’s CDC room.

Diversity Advisory Committee Members

  • 2018-19 Committee Members / *Plano ISD staff

  • Lily Bao

    Judity Ben - student

    Lisa Block

    Melodie Craft

    Jimmy Dismuke

    Sara ElSafadi - student

    Sara Hunt

    Lupin Hussain*

    Hana Ishaq


  • Alex Johnson

    Lisa McMillen*

    Suzanne Mitchell – PTA

    Clint Poole* (staff liaison)

    Kennitra Robertson*

    Brad Roth

    Sandhya Seshadri

    Michelle Shaffer*

    Tatiana Shehadeh


  • Sandy Spoonemore

    Ashere Thigpen*

    Dollie Thomas* (staff liaison)

    Sarita Valenta

    Dr. Heather Wang

    Tina Ware*

    John Williams*

    Jim Wilson