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IDEA Tarrant County grows regional board

Written by Mindia Whittier

New appointee brings parent representation to the table.

IDEA Public Schools Tarrant County has appointed a constituent to its Regional Board of Directors.

New board member Trenace Dorsey-Hollins brings the insight of being a volunteer and an IDEA parent, as well as her experience as a coach, to advance the charter network’s mission. Dorsey-Hollins lives in Fort Worth with her two daughters, Darae and Dream, and her husband, Ivan, who actively serves in the military. Her daughter Darae is a current 6th grader at IDEA Southeast.

Dorsey-Hollins grew up in Fort Worth and attended Everman ISD through graduation. She received a degree in political science from Texas College in Tyler, where she was an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Dorsey-Hollins currently works for DXC Technology as a business writer, drafting processes and procedures. She also runs a small business, creating custom promotional products. She is very active in her community, coaching summer track and securing grants for low-income children to participate, and serving as secretary for her church, My Father’s House. Dorsey-Hollins also supports her daughters’ competitive cheer teams.

IDEA Public Schools first launched in Tarrant County in 2019 with the opening of IDEA Rise in West Fort Worth and IDEA Achieve in Haltom City. Since then, IDEA has expanded to eight schools across four campuses with the opening of IDEA Edgecliff in 2020 and IDEA Southeast in 2021. In total, IDEA Public Schools serves more than 3,000 students across Tarrant County.  

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Mindia Whittier