Below is my contact information. Please feel free to contact me about any concerns or issues relating to DISD. Email is usually best. (Please put DISD in the subject line. ) Thank you.
Daniel J. Micciche
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld, L.L.P.
1700 Pacific Ave. # 4100
Dallas, TX 75201
VICTORY AT THE POLLS
Thank you very much!
We won the election with 64% of the vote. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/disd-elections/20120512-dallas-isd-elections-micciche-ousts-parrott-nutall-jones-score-victories.ece
I have a long list of people to thank for helping on the campaign, and I will be contacting each of you to thank you personally for your help.
I also want to thank Bruce Parrott for his gracious phone call last night and for his long service to our schools.
After three months of walking door-to-door every day, nine days at the Lochwood Library during early voting, and a long, hectic election day, I must say it has been a real privilege to meet so many people who are so passionate about improving our neighborhoods and our schools.
I am humbled by the election results and your vote of confidence. I promise you that I will do my very best every day to earn the trust you have placed in me by putting the interests of our kids first in every decision I make as a Trustee and by doing everything possible to bring our community together to improve our schools.
Dan Micciche 5/13/ 2012
Election Day (Click link for Locations): Saturday, May 12th.
Find Your Voting Precinct Information and Polling Location: http://dalcoelections.org/findprecinct.asp
The Dallas Morning News endorses Dan and declares that Dan is “clearly the better candidate.” http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20120427-editorial-micciche-for-dallas-school-board-district-3.ece
Several friends have suggested that we put the 2009 Channel 8 story about the school partnership between Fannin Elementary School and my law firm, Akin Gump, on the Welcome page of the website. Here is the link to the story: http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/64820927.html ————————————————————————–
Akin Gump -Fannin School Partnership wins highest statewide award from State Board of Education in 2011:
Making Pipeline & Mentoring Programs a Priority
The DISD Partners in Education program has allowed many DBA members to mentor local students.
Fannin Elementary says Akin Gump rocks
DAN MICCICHE ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FEBRUARY 15, 2012.
Dan Calls For Community to Work Together to Improve Schools
Dallas—Today Dan Micciche (pronounced “Mitch-kay’) announced that he will seek election to the Dallas Independent School District as Trustee for the East Dallas / White Rock Lake area (District 3). “I have seen first-hand the challenges and opportunities facing DISD”, said Micciche. “I have also seen how a school can be transformed when the community joins together. I am running to ensure the interests of kids are put first in every decision on every issue and in every policy taken by DISD. We need community leaders who will join hands with teachers and parents to work together for kids.”
Dan Micciche worked hands-on helping students through leading the Akin Gump School Partnership Program with James W. Fannin Elementary School. A partner at the law firm of Akin Gump, Micciche spearheaded the creation of the volunteer School Partnership Program, which provides a consistent base of volunteers directly serving Fannin’s students and teachers. “I spent the last seven years working with teachers and students at Fannin,” said Micciche. “With one of the highest poverty levels in Dallas, Fannin’s challenges were enormous. But a committed staff, organized community support, and inspired students and parents transformed Fannin into an exemplary campus. That is the kind of teamwork we need to replicate across the district. That is what inspired me run for this position.” In 2011, Akin Gump was one of three companies across the state honored by the Texas Education Association with its Gold Award for Employers for Excellence in Education.
DISD is a complex organization with more than 20,000 employees, 225 schools, and a $1.5 billion budget. Micciche’s professional background provides him with a unique skill set that will help DISD with difficult decisions in an era of budget shortfalls. Micciche has represented individuals and large companies in complex tax and business matters. He is a recognized expert in the field, having recently chaired the Tax Section of the Texas State Bar, and currently serves on the Texas Comptroller’s Tax Advisory Group. Additionally, Micciche was the hiring partner in the Dallas office of Akin Gump for eight years, gaining extensive HR experience.
“We must set high expectations, and involve the community in our schools. We need to adopt the very best practices for the training, retention, and recruiting of teachers so that we have the best educators in our classrooms. We need to clean up the mess in the Central Office. DISD needs to adopt state-of-the-art practices in business planning and organizational structure to maximize every tax dollar for our students,” said Micciche. “Dallas needs world class schools to be a world class city. I believe that by working together we can transform DISD, and that is why I am running for the school board.”
Mr. Micciche is a partner at the law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He has been recognized by D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, by Texas Monthly as a “SuperLawyer,” and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” He has lived in Dallas since 1981, and has been a resident of DISD District 3 for over 17 years.
Map of D-3 is located here: http://www.dallasisd.org/cms/lib/TX01001475/Centricity/Domain/456/Trustee32006.pdf
Donations by check may be sent to the “Dan Micciche Campaign” at the following address: 1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4100, Dallas, TX 75201-4624