Dorothy Blackman


Dorothy goes by a number of monikers—teacher, wife, mother, daughter, church member and community volunteer. Born in Springfield, Missouri, she graduated from Glendale High School in 1989 and later Missouri State University in 1993, with a degree in Political Science and English. Shortly after graduating, she made her way to the great city of Fort Worth to focus on Media Studies at TCU. In 1996 she graduated and worked for two nearly three years in advertising (aka “the dark side”) at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . Later in 1996, Dorothy met and began dating her husband, Mike, an editor at the Star-Telegram.  They married a couple of years later and now have a seventeen-year-old son named Sawyer, who is a junior at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth.

In addition to teaching, Dorothy has enjoyed a freelance writing career, working on projects ranging from the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo coverage to front-page articles in the Fort Worth, TX Magazine (her favorite was the story she wrote about the amazing Joe T. Garcia family!)

In her spare time Dorothy enjoys attending football basketball and all other activities her son takes part in while at school. Also a member of The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth, Dorothy has volunteered in numerous community service projects and even played the leads in the 2008-2011 Junior Woman’s Club annual Spring Shows! Anyone who stops by her office might notice her Broadway magnet collection—musical theater being in her blood!

When at home, Dorothy enjoys current events, reading, music and relaxing with her husband, son and pets—Star the Chihuahua and Blue the Siamese cat!

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