Devin Del Palacio

Devin Jones Del Palacio is the Vice President of the Governing Board of the Tolleson Union High School District, covering the cities of Tolleson, Avondale, and Phoenix, Arizona. Tolleson Union High School District’s first African American board member, Del Palacio has dedicated his board tenure to advancing equity. Del Palacio helped draft and pass a non-discrimination policy that includes protection for gender identity and gender expression; assisted the district in passing the Indigenous Peoples Day Resolution; and collaborated with board members to produce an anti-hate speech resolution, among other important board actions. He began working as a community organizer in 2012 and is currently the director of community outreach for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. In 2019, Devin was recognized as the National School Board Member of the Year by the National Alliance of Black School Educators.  Currently, Devin serves as the Chairman of the National Black Council of School Board Members.

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