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Leadership for Our Students and Community

Children are the future of our country and we have a sacred obligation to provide a world class education to them.  Parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone else who cares for children seek a bright future for them full of opportunity to reach their potential and contribute meaningfully to society.  Our national and world economies are changing rapidly and young people today must be prepared to enter the most competitive workforce in human history.  In the last year, our students have endured historic learning loss. They and their families have also suffered emotionally through a pandemic.  Meeting the educational needs of students and addressing the learning loss is my top priority. We are right to be concerned about the negative influences coming at our children and to work to protect them. Every minute not spent on preparing  our students academically for college or career and on learning to revere our country is a minute stolen from our youth.  The promise of a public education has been a cornerstone in America for over 100 years and the Texas Constitution codifies the state's commitment to it into law.  I believe in public education because it changed my life and all of my children are products of public education.  My family moved to Round Rock ISD over a decade ago for the schools and my children have been well served here.  I am on this board today to relentlessly advocate that our district return to placing the needs of our students above all else.        


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Danielle is a decorated US Air Force veteran and mom.  She has been married to Frederick Weston III (Trace), Lt Col USAF (Ret) for over 20 years.  They have lived and served around the country as officers on active duty.  Theirs is a blended family with five children they are very proud of and love more than anything.  As parents they know that raising children is not a success-only journey. 

After successful tours in USAF Security Forces, Civil Engineering, Base Operations and Aircraft Maintenance organizations, Danielle worked in the private sector as a leader in Human Resources.  She has interviewed and selected countless job seekers for various employment opportunities, worked to establish her firm as an "Employer of Choice" and understands the needs of a changing workforce.  She holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Kansas and a Master's Degree from Webster University in Human Resources Development.  Danielle is also a Top Flight graduate from the USAF Squadron Officer's School and has been awarded numerous military decorations including the Meritorious Service Medal.  She is currently the only veteran on the Board of Trustees. 

Danielle has served as a student mentor in Round Rock ISD on multiple Title 1 campuses, served as an elected member of the Round Rock High School Dragon Band Boosters and on the district's Gifted & Talented Advisory Council.  She was elected to the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees in Nov 2020 with 54% of the vote, more than any of the 11 candidates running for the seats on the ballot in 2020.