Was it just six years ago that Dallas native son Kelby Woodard took up “the challenge” to create the foundation for Cristo Rey Dallas? His “small but mission-driven team” charged forward resulting into today’s oasis of education in southeast Dallas with 80 faculty members, 500 students and families, 107 graduates, 24 board members, 140 corporate partners” and countless individual supporters.
Over the years the school that had originally been designed to handle 150 elementary schoolers has been expanded to include “a state-of-the-art academic center along with a new innovation center, gym, cafeteria and soccer field” representing a “$24 million investment in southeast Dallas.”
With these accomplishments under his belt, Kelby announced that he’ll put a period on his tenure at Cristo Rey Dallas and become the headmaster of St. Thomas Academy back in Minnesota, where he was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2011-2014.
In the meantime, the Cristo Rey Dallas leadership will undertake a search to carry on Kelby’s leadership.