Elect Dr. Stacy M. Burrell for Crowley ISD School Board


About Stacy

The Community Builder

Stacy considers herself a “Community-Builder”; one who cultivates harmony among all constituents and external communities (i.e. students, parents, community partners, etc) to ensure congruency in promoting the organization’s mission. It is her belief that making an investment in people helps to build the trust and loyalty that is critical in the advancement of any organization.

Her most significant contributions to Tarrant County, so far, is the work she has been doing with the Strategic Pathways to Student Success (SPSS) Taskforce, as a member of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Quality Workforce Committee, that developed a community-model framework designed to enhance college and career readiness for students and their families by leveraging existing community and workforce resources. This “collective impact” project engages many stakeholder groups united to achieve measurable shared outcomes.

Previously, she worked with Crowley ISD school board, local churches, and KidsHope to strategically establish adopt-a-school programs that provided critical mentoring opportunities for students. Stacy would like to expand this work where more Crowley ISD schools have a faith-based community partner.


The Dedicated Wife 

Born Texan. Raised in Louisiana. Stacy is married to her fellow Jackson State alum and best friend, Donald W. Burrell. The Burrell’s are enjoying their fourteenth year of marriage. She and her husband, Donald, are residents of Fort Worth, TX. They attend Hallmark Baptist Church where Stacy serves on the Women’s Ministry Team.  The Burrells serve as missionaries with Manna Worldwide (Fort Worth) having visited schools and churches in Kenya and the Philippines. They are global travelers and love to visit American historical sites.


The Experienced Professional 

Dr. Stacy M. Burrell is the current Director of Grants Compliance and Monitoring Department for Fort Worth Independent School (FWISD) district. She is responsible for the districtwide compliance process for state and federal grants that includes the development of evaluation proposals, instrument designs, method of data collection, data analyses, and interpretation.  Formerly, as Coordinator of Academic Advisement, Dr. Burrell expanded the district’s initiative for college and career readiness programs in secondary schools by overseeing the implementation of a grant funded program from United Way of Tarrant County to ensure the successful transition of middle school students to high school and into post-secondary opportunities. She strategically worked with K-12, higher education, the business community, and philanthropic organizations to increase college access and success. She supervised professional staff called College and Career Readiness (CCR) Coaches that are located in multiple school sites.  Also, she was responsible for the capital management of GO Centers (academic resource centers for college and career readiness) at both middle school and high locations.

Her professional experiences have included managing the operations of administration, student affairs, college/career development, enrollment management, and strategic planning. She was instrumental in restructuring a newly organized division of enrollment management to support the institution’s strategic goals for increasing enrollment; advised student organizations and assisted students of color in their orientation and adjustment to the college environment; and provided leadership and vision for university’s initiatives and efforts relative to cultural diversity. Her academic credentials include a B.S in Social Science Education and M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from Jackson State University and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education: Student Affairs in Higher Education from Mississippi State University.  

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