(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E758]
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                       HON. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to 
recognize Ms. Shirley Ison-Newsome, the departing Assistant 
Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District. Ms. Ison-
Newsome will retire after after 37 years of dedicated service.
  Ms. Ison-Newsome has a long history as an educator and administrator 
within the Dallas ISD. She first began her work with the Dallas ISD 
during the 1970s, helping to lead further efforts to desegregate 
schools. Ms. Ison-Newsome's role within the Dallas ISD evolved quickly, 
as she assumed the role of principal of the Harry Stone Middle School, 
and then later as Area 2 Superintendent.
  Ms. Ison-Newsome has contributed substantially to building Dallas 
ISD's academic program. She has frequently been recognized by her 
colleagues and outside organizations for her extensive work in 
  Mr. Speaker, I commend Ms. Ison-Newsome for devoting much of her life 
to the students of the Dallas ISD. I wish Ms. Ison-Newsome well in her 
retirement and her future endeavors. Public education is absolutely 
critical for our future generations, and having devoted educators as 
part of the public education system is an asset for the sound 
development of our youth.