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DALLAS--May 8, 2024

Dallas Lutheran School is pleased to announce the board of directors has hired Betsy Graham as Head of School for the north Dallas High School and Middle School.

Graham is currently the principal of the kindergarten-8th grade school at Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrollton where she has served for 22 years.

“We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Betsy Graham as our new head of school to lead our school,” said Rick Myers, President, DLS Board of Directors.

Graham, who has a Masters of Education (M. Ed) is an experienced educator who has been a critical part of the leadership team at Prince of Peace for 11 years, leading up to 450 students and over 45 staff members at a time. Recently, she was nominated by the POPCS staff to receive the Texas District Educator of the Year Award.

She plans to have a detailed and innovative approach to the development of the people, programs, and places that make up Dallas Lutheran.

“What stands out to me about Dallas Lutheran is what I thought was a catchphrase, turned out to be completely legitimate—Lion’s Pride. Everyone absolutely loves this school, and I am thrilled to join a dedicated team that is embracing the heritage of nearly 50 years of ministry, building on the past to create a great future that will impact eternity,” Betsy Graham, Head of School, Dallas Lutheran School.

Graham previously also served on the board of the Texas Institute for Teacher Education. She completed her B.S. in Education at Concordia University—Wisconsin in 2001, and her M. Ed at the University of North Texas in 2008.

“Betsy Graham is the perfect person to lead our school. She has all of the qualities we wanted in a new leader for our school. We have been so impressed with Betsy from the first time we spoke with her and all throughout the process of getting to know her as a strong leader,” said Mark Couser, DLS Board Member and Head of the Call Committee

Dallas Lutheran suffered damage to its classrooms and administrative buildings during the tornado that hit the school’s campus in 2019. Since then, the school has been serving students in portable buildings as they have undergone a capital campaign to raise the money necessary to rebuild.

The current graduation class of 45 students were 8th graders when the tornado hit. Graham’s first goal will be to rebuild the admission pipeline through innovative scholarship offerings and new academic vigor including STEM and AP classes at nearby Dallas College in Richardson.

It is a difficult assignment but one that Graham is ready for.

“I am ready to hit the ground running at DLS. We are truly blessed to have an incredible staff of loving and nurturing teachers who truly care for and invest in our student/staff relationships. And, we have a dialed-in and supportive parent teacher organization that invests in our school annually. Working with our board, I am confident that together, we will get through this situation and look forward to breaking ground on our new building in the coming year,” said Graham.

Dallas Lutheran will begin its 49th year of serving the families of north Dallas this August.

About Dallas Lutheran School

Founded in 1974, classes began in 1976 for the 7th through 12th grade private secondary school that provides a personalized, student-focused, and Christ-centered learning environment. More than 2,000 alumni have graduated from the north Dallas school. Dallas Lutheran School has full state accreditation in Texas through the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC) and nationally through the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA.). Over 2,000 Lutheran schools serve nearly 200,000 students taught by 20,000 educators. Dallas Lutheran School is located at 8494 Stults Road, Dallas, Texas 75214.  For more information, visit www.dallaslutheranschool.com.

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