The Texas Instruments Foundation has awarded $10,000 to seven Dallas ISD teachers who have shown innovation in science, technology, engineering and math.
Two of them are from Preston Hollow schools: Susan Bourenane of George Bannerman Dealey Montessori and Rachel Burnett of W.T. White High School. Each teacher receives $5,000 to be used for professional development and classroom technology and another $5,000 for personal use.
Burnett is the fifth W.T. White teacher to receive a STEM award, following Heather Hinds (2007), Mary Rivers (2008), Jason Wallace (2009), and Scheryl Woodard (2011).
STEM is one of the two academics installed at W.T. White. The other is the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. There are two more coming in 2012 and 2013 – the Academy of Business and Marketing and the Academy of Information Technology.