Our Wileyite Spotlight for the month of February shines on Attorney Sandre Streete Moncriffe. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a proud 1993 graduate of Wiley College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She also earned a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Some of her fondest memories of Wiley include serving as Miss Wiley College for the 1991-1992 school year, representing Wiley College as a team member in the Honda Campus All Star Challenge, and serving as the first Senate Intern from Wiley College during the 73rd Texas Legislative Session for then State Senator Bill Ratliff.
“Wiley College poured so much into me by providing professors who pushed me to realize my full potential. Therefore, any opportunity I had to represent Wiley College was always a proud and rewarding moment for me,” she said. “I don’t believe my role as an advocate today is an accident. As a young person, Wiley helped me to cultivate and hone my advocacy skills by always providing opportunities for leadership and excellence.”
Sandre Streete Moncriffe is a seasoned attorney with almost 20 years of experience, including significant Jury Trial experience. In 2000, she began her legal career in San Francisco, California, as Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Social Security Administration. She has also served as an Assistant District Attorney with Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in the Juvenile Division. She currently serves as the Managing Attorney of the Moncriffe Law Firm, a law practice dedicated to the practice of Family Law, which she has practiced exclusively over the past 18 years.
Sandre was recently honored as a speaker at the Annual Family Law Bench Bar Conference 2019, by the Dallas Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Sandre’s professional affiliations include being a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section; State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section; and the Annette Stewart Inns of Court.
She is very passionate about the law, and about education. It is this passion that drove her to run for office as a School Board Trustee, because she believed the children of Desoto ISD deserved guaranteed recess. She was elected as a DeSoto ISD Trustee in 2015 and served through 2018. Through her advocacy and activism both as a parent, and as a trustee, Desoto ISD now has a recess policy which guarantees 30 minutes of recess for elementary children.
Sandre is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated., and a charter member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Dallas Chapter. She attends Concord Baptist Church and is a proud member of the Dallas Wiley Club.
She is married with two children. She is currently a candidate for Judge of the 254th Family District Court in Dallas County, Texas.
You may wish her well at firstname.lastname@example.org