John J. Pershing teacher Jose Armendariz. Photo courtesy of Dallas ISD.

Congratulations to Jose Armendariz for being named a 2021 Dallas ISD Teacher of the Year.

Armendariz began working for DISD in 2004 as a bilingual teacher through the Alternative Certification Program at John J. Pershing Elementary School. He was one of three finalists for the primary category.

Winners were announced on WFAA today. Each will receive: $5,000 from Central Market; a $500 Amazon gift card and a yoga mat from the Dallas Education Foundation; and a one-year membership to the Dallas Arboretum, a one-year membership to the Dallas Zoo, a portable phone charger and Google Home products from Reliant.

See the reactions of the teachers when they learned of their win.