Board Meetings are Recorded in our printed Minutes and also electronically and virtually for revision purposes - all members attending the meetings evaluate its proceeds at the end of each session.

 Meeting Dates

DCET Board of Directors meetings are held at 4528 Knights Crossing Rd. Grand Prairie, TX 75052 on the last Thursday of every quarter of the year unless otherwise designated.


Members and non-members are invited. 

First Quarter

Thursday, March 26, 2020  - 6:30pm


Second Quarter

Thursday, June 25, 2020  - 6:30pm


Third Quarter 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:30pm


Fourth Quarter

Thursday, December 24, 2020 - 6:30pm

(This Meeting of December is always conducted on January 20th due to consider that December is a very busy month due to the Christmas holidays. This date is always subject to change.)


Constructive Advice  Feedback - Succeed Together  -  Constant Ethical Standards  -  Common Goals and Values

Elvia (Nina)


Founder and Fundraising Board Committee

Felipe Lezama
Secretary and IT Committee

Carole Lawrence
Treasurer and Finance Committee Director

Otto Gonzalez
Marketing and Public Relations Committee

Mirna Algarin
Literacy Programs


Liz Gallego
Mentoring Cultural  Programs


Ex-Officio Members 

(Past Presidents)


Sharon Barbosa                     1998 - 1999

Bernard Guerrini                    1999 - 2000 

Platón Lerma        + RIP        2000 - 2002

Frances Rizo                          2003 - 2004

Ray Champney     + RIP        2004 - 2006

Rudy Murillo, Jr.                      2007 - 2009

Pedro Rico, Jr.                        2005 - 2007

Dawn Sanchez                        2009 - 2009

Herb Gears                             2009 - 2011

Iliana Alonso                           2011 - 2012

Abimael Cerda (6 months)      2012 - 2012

David Alameel                         2012 - 2013

Richard Sambrano (6 months) 2013 - 2013

Advisory Council Members

Clark Bonilla

Manuel A. Martinez

Baraka Dan-Azoumi

Anne Marie Weiss

Celia Bustamante

Honorary Members of DCET

Dirk Stricklin

Elba Garcia

City of Irving

National Jewish Congress

The Mexican Consulate

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Elvia Wallace-Martinez
Exec. Director and Corporate Development Director


Teachers and Facilitators
Meeting and Exceeding the Expecations of our Students

Rita Nieto

ESL Teacher

Joel Gonzalez
Volunteer Spanish Literacy Facilitator

Maribel Arce, Program Director

Luisa Rivas
Volunteer In-Take Assistant

Josie Avila

Mentoring Cultural


Jesus Mario Martínez
Volunteer Math Teacher Spanish Literacy