Dylan M. Luna
Dylan is running because he understands the needs of students and is dedicated to offering bold solutions to improve their educational opportunities. He is working to build a coalition of parents, civic leaders, students, educators, and community members to ensure Flint Community Schools are the BEST choice for ALL scholars. Born and raised in Flint, Dylan grew up on the Southside as the oldest of six children. His mother always emphasized the importance of earning a good education because it was a “Golden Ticket” out of poverty. As a result, Dylan went on to earn a BA in Public Policy from Michigan State University, an MA in Urban Education from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and an MBA from the University of Michigan-Flint.
Dylan began his career as a teacher on the Southside of Chicago. He later taught Spanish to students in Detroit before returning to Flint to teach all subjects as an elementary teacher. Dylan felt it was important to be on the ground in the classroom and in the community before he went on to work in educational policy. In this space, he worked with state legislators and other key stakeholders to advocate for educational equity, fair funding, and common-sense solutions to improve opportunity for students across multiple states, including Michigan. In his current role as a Business Development Manager for the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance, Dylan collaborates with key government, business, and civic partners to advance economic prosperity, investment, and jobs for Flint and Genesee County.