Delna L. Bryan

Title: President
Company: NEA-Dallas
Location: Carrollton, Texas, United States

Delna L. Bryan, President at NEA-Dallas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in language education.

A language teacher with nearly five decades of experience, Ms. Bryan considers her greatest achievement to be serving as the president of the local teachers’ organization, NEA-Dallas. She joined the organization in 2017, and is responsible for 1,500 teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers. Whenever someone has a problem, whether with students or other administrators, Ms. Bryan is called in to negotiate. She attributes her success thus far to being careful to distinguish listening from hearing; she makes sure she truly understands the substance of what a person is saying rather than just the words.

Outside of this position, Ms. Bryan has been an adjunct faculty member at Brookhaven Community College since 2017 and a full-time teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School since 1994. Prior roles include LOTE department chairperson at Thomas Jefferson High School, evening school teacher at Brookhaven Community College and Walnut Hill Elementary School, and full-time teacher at St. Augustine High School, Walter L. Cohen Senior High School, Edward Hynes Elementary School, Albert Einstein Elementary School, and Paraiso Senior High and Francisco Beckman Junior High School in Panama. Ms. Bryan hopes to be remembered for her empathy; she genuinely wants every student to obtain mastery in whatever they choose to pursue. She prepared for her own endeavors by earning a master’s degree in the teaching and learning of the Spanish language and culture from the University of Granada in Spain, a Master of Education in administration and supervision from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Anderson College.



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