Photo of Aaronda Smith courtesy of DISD

The Dallas ISD named Aaronda Smith one of three teachers of the year recently.

Smith teaches 8th-grade reading and language arts at George Bannerman Dealey Montessori and Vanguard Academy.

Here is what the district says about her:

A 16-year Dallas ISD veteran teacher, she has instructed middle and high school students at three institutions of learning in a variety of disciplines, including reading, debate, strategies for success, literary genres, and creative writing. Smith has one goal in life: to humbly serve every person God places in her path and ensure they leave her presence better than they were before walking into it.

The award comes with a $5,000 cash prize.

Two of the district’s principals of the year also have connections to Preston Hollow.

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