WHAT'S NEW: 3 Members Honored by District

The DFT sends its congratulations to three of our members who recently received awards at the 9th annual Champions of Education, DPSCD Teachers and Leaders of the Year gala. We are proud of these union members:

WHAT'S NEW: 2023 ELECTIONS NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

The Election Committee has announced the 2023 election for one (1) executive board vacancy and three (3) election committee members. The executive board vacancy is a partial term (March 2023-January 2025) and the election committee are the full two year terms (April 2023-March 2025).

WHAT'S NEW: FILM PREMIERE IN DETROIT

You are invited you to a celebration of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks on the anniversary of her birthday, Saturday, February 4th, 2023. Please join us for a screening of the first full-length documentary about the life and legacy of Rosa Parks, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.

WHAT'S NEW: Farewell to Terrence Martin

It is time to say farewell to Terrence Martin, who has stepped away from his role as President of the DFT. He has been a participating member of Local 231 since his first days of teaching, back in 1998, when he began teaching elementary school with DPS. In his second year with the district, he was elected as building representative and has gone on to be actively involved with the union ever since. He was elected as DFT treasurer, then hired to work in the union office with job duties including labor relations administrator, political action, community engagement and negotiations.

WHAT'S NEW: Changes to DFT Leadership

January marks a change in leadership for the DFT. Taking the reins of the presidency is Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins. Assisting her in the office will be Jason Posey, a former organizer who has been nominated by the executive board to serve as executive vice-president. Elena Brantley-Phillips is returning as Recording Secretary and stepping into the Treasurer's role is Rodney Fresh.

WHAT'S NEW: DFT Election Results

Here are the results of the recent DFT leadership team election. These officers will be sworn-in at the next general membership meeting, on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

PRESIDENT

  • Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins

VICE PRESIDENTS

  • Glenda Booker
  • Robin Jennings
  • Jason Posey

RECORDING SECRETARY

  • Elena Brantley-Phillips

TREASURER

  • Rodney Fresh

EXECUTIVE BOARD