Duncanville ISD Hires New Staff

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New Hardin Principal Hire

Melanie Lewis joins the Duncanville ISD family as the new principal at Hardin Intermediate School.

She was most recently an associate principal at Lake Ridge High School in Mansfield, but began her school career as an elementary school custodian. In between, Mrs. Lewis also served as a Spanish teacher, Title I facilitator, ninth grade academic dean and athletic director.

Her unconventional path to school leadership serves as an example to her students, families and teachers to follow their dreams as she did.

Mrs. Lewis has a Bachelor of Arts in English/Spanish, a Master of Education in Secondary Spanish, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and an Educational Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership.


Transportation Director Approved

Brad Hamrick was approved by the Board of Trustees as the Director of Transportation.

He is a familiar face to Duncanville ISD.

Mr. Hamrick was the fleet manager in transportation for four years and is returning to the district in this new role.

He brings more than 27 years of experience in both private industry and school transportation.

Mr. Hamrick has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Warrant National University


STEAM Academy Dean Introduced

Idol Mallard was introduced as the Academic Dean for the STEAM Academy at Kennemer Middle School, which will welcome its first cohort in the fall.

Mr. Mallard joins us from Dallas’ Roosevelt High School where he was an assistant principal. He also has experience in administrative positions in Grand Prairie and Lancaster.

Mr. Mallard and the STEAM Academy staff will set the tone for one of the Duncanville ISD’s first choice programs, laying the foundation for the year-to-year expansion of this program.

Mr. Mallard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Mathematics from Jarvis Christian College and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies form the University of Texas at Arlington.