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Teachers are individuals who impact everyone’s life. Through their dedication and hard work, they help to create future leaders. Dallas ISD is grateful for every one of the more than 10,000 teachers who commit themselves to bring the district’s mission to life and provide a quality education to all students. 

I’d like to salute all 2018 Dallas ISD Campus Teachers of the Year and would like to specially recognize those who serve students in District 1.

  • Paige Zumberge – Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Charles Briscoe – W. T. White High School
  • Janice Roberts – Edward H. Cary Middle School
  • Alexi Yount – Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy
  • Shubhra Arya – E. D. Walker Middle School
  • Claudia Bricker – Nathan Adams Elementary School
  • Arielle Kelly – George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School
  • Keesha Graves – Chapel Hill Preparatory
  • Jennifer M Mann – F. P. Caillet Elementary School
  • Jill Emery – George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Academy
  • Brooke Ryder – Everette L. DeGolyer Elementary School
  • Jennifer Baldwin – Anne Frank Elementary School
  • David McKamie – Tom C. Gooch Elementary School
  • Eva Rodriguez – Jerry Junkins Elementary School
  • Deborah Spanier – Arthur Kramer Elementary School
  • Arturo Valadez Saenz – Herbert Marcus Elementary School
  • Betsy Michaels – John J. Pershing Elementary School
  • Maria Diaz Ortiz – Walnut Hill Elementary School
  • Debbie Savage – Harry C. Whiters Elementary School

Just like teachers begin setting the foundations for children’s future, public school choice programs are also a key factor in the successful road that awaits students. Dallas ISD has a variety of educational programs that offer additional learning opportunities for students at all grade levels.  These programs – which range from dual language, montessori, personalized learning, magnets, single gender schools, collegiate academies, and much more – offer options to meet students needs and interests and provide a quality education with an emphasis on career pathways. 

Parents, I’d like for you to join us and Discover Dallas ISD on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX. Families will be able to learn more about the district’s specialty school options, select the right school for their children, and apply onsite. It’s that simple.  

Visit dallasisd.org/yourchoices to learn about all the school choice programs offered in Dallas ISD. Application period for specialty programs runs from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31.

In addition to stand-alone specialty programs, Dallas ISD neighborhood schools also offer options with a specific emphasis such as dual language, personalized learning, among others. I highly encourage you to also explore options offered at schools in your neighborhood. 

Remember to follow us on social media for the latest district news and happenings: via Twitter @dallaschools or via Facebook @dallasisd.

Trustee Edwin Flores, District 1


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