• 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr., Virtual Diversity Celebration

    "Plano ISD Celebrating Together"

    This year marks the 34th year for Plano ISD's annual tribute event celebrating the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the diverse Plano ISD community. The 2021 event will be held as a weeklong virtual celebration that will include engaging content that highlights the winners of the student writing contest, Plano ISD's 2020 Teachers of the Year, the Diversity Leadership Award nominees and winners, top artwork selected from the student art contest, a collaborative performance from speech students, musical and dance performances and much more.

Event Committee Chairman Emeritus Dr. Myrtle Hightower

Demond Wilson, Keynote Speaker - "Stronger Together"



    • Nisha Shastry, Gulledge Elementary School
    • Sannidhi Bhat, Daffron Elementary School
    • Vera Tsai, Schimelpfenig Middle School


    • Grace Xu, Plano Senior High School

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  • Meghna Alluri, Skaggs Elementary School

    Title: Celebrate Together

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  • Sannidhi Bhat, Daffron Elementary School

    Title: Plano ISD Celebrating Together 

    Video link to writing contest winner, Sannidhi Bhat

  • Nathan Flores, Daffron Elementary School

    Title: Celebrating Together

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  • Amari Knight, Mitchell Elementary School

    Title: Untitled

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  • Avanti Sathe, Mitchell Elementary School

    Title: Untitled

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  • Raif Siddique, Hunt Elementary School

    Title: Let’s Celebrate Plano ISD

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  • Anirudh Sivanandam, Stinson Elementary School

    Title: Plano ISD Celebrating Together

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  • Caleb Thathiah, Dooley Elementary School

    Title: Plano ISD is a Community

    Video link to writing contest winner, Caleb Thathiah

  • Recognition of Diversity Leadership Nominees and Winners

    In this event video, Brad Roth, 2020-21 Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee Chair, has the honor of recognizing the 2021 Diversity Leadership Award nominees and winners.

    Each year, this prestigious award program works to honor not only the great leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but also the many truly inspiring leaders in our own community. This award is coordinated annually by the Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee to recognize community members, staff and students who have shown leadership and commitment in fostering and promoting harmony, respect, acceptance and understanding among the beautifully diverse cultures within this community. Congratulations to the winners and nominees.


    • 2021 Community Diversity Leadership Award winners: Sonja Brock and Chris Utley
    • 2021 Plano ISD Diversity Leadership Award winner: Brian Lyons
    • 2021 Plano ISD Student Diversity Leadership Award winner: Tanaz Muhamed

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MLK Kick-Off, Board President Tammy Richards

Elementary Teacher of the Year: Jacqueline Rosenquist

Welcome, Superintendent Sara Bonser

Secondary Teacher of the Year: Jonathan Cao