Linda Griffin

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Assistant Secretary


Tennessee State University – Nashville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts

Columbia University – New York, New York
Post Master’s Studies

Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary and College – Kennedale, Texas
Christian Education

Community involvement

Public Civic Offices Held

Co-Founder, St. Mark Institutional Baptist Church

Leadership Garland Steering Committee Chairperson

Christian Education Facilitator

GISD School Board – ABC Motto of Service:  “Always Benefiting Children”

  • Assistant Secretary, Vice President, Secretary 
  • President 2007, 2012, 2013, 2016
  • Facility Committee Chairperson

Garland Economic Development Partnership Chairperson

Texas Association of School Boards Director

Garland & Vicinity Minister’s Wives Alliance Charter Member & President

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir Coordinator


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority–Alpha Xi Omega Chapter

North Texas Area Association of School Board Members

Tennessee State University Alumni Association (Life Member)

National Association of Female Executives

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Life Member)

National Association of School Board Members 

National/Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members

National/Texas Alliance of Black School Educators

Almond Fellowship

TASB School Board Advocacy Network

Council of Urban School Boards

LIGHT Advisory Council

African American Advisory Council

Garland Area Alliance of Black School Educators

Awards and achievements

Outstanding Texan Award for 2019 – Texas Legislative Black Caucus

Trustee of the Year 2019 – Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE)

Dallas County Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award for 2017 – Dallas County Commissioner’s Court

Women of the Year –National Business and Professional Women (Dallas) - 2011

National PTA Life Member Award 2009

Garland ISD Council of PTA–Legislative Award 2009

NAACP - Honoring First Ladies Award 2007

Texas Black Caucus of School Boards– Regional VP Award 2004-2006

Leadership Award – Texas Alliance of Black School Educators 2002-2004

Texas Police Officers Award - Dallas – Co Educational Excellence Award 2001

Leadership Texas Association of School Boards Graduate (Master Trustee)–Class of 2001

Garland Branch NAACP Black History Award 2001

Texas PTA Life Member Award 2001

Garland Chamber of Commerce 1999/2000 Service Award

Leadership Garland Steering Committee Chairman of the Year Award 2000

Main Street Garland Community Award-First Black GISD Board Member 2000

Leadership Garland Graduate–Class XVII-1998

Outstanding Young Woman in America

Garland Alliance of Black School Educators Life Membership