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East Dallas Chamber honors neighborhood teachers

Chamber chairwoman Darlene Ellison (from left) helped honor Jeannot (“Johnny”) Jonte Boucher, Mata Montessori; Katie Wendorf, St. Thomas Aquinas; Dana Czapski, Gaston Middle School; Jamie Thorne, Lakehill Preparatory School; Madeline Schnurr, St.  Thomas Aquinas; Denise Tucker, Woodrow Wilson High School; and DISD school board member Dan Micciche. (Photo courtesy of Gigi Ekstrom with Lakehill; click here for a slideshow of the event.)

Chamber chairwoman Darlene Ellison (from left) helped honor Jeannot (“Johnny”) Jonte Boucher, Mata Montessori; Katie Wendorf, St. Thomas Aquinas; Dana Czapski, Gaston Middle School; Jamie Thorne, Lakehill Preparatory School; Madeline Schnurr, St. Thomas Aquinas; Denise Tucker, Woodrow Wilson High School; and DISD school board member Dan Micciche. (Photo courtesy of Gigi Ekstrom with Lakehill.)

Six neighborhood teachers were honored recently at the East Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s annual Education Luncheon, held at Lakehill Preparatory School’s Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center on the Roger L. Perry Ferguson Road campus.

Chamber chairwoman Darlene Ellison (from left) helped honor Jeannot (“Johnny”) Jonte Boucher, Mata Montessori; Katie Wendorf, St. Thomas Aquinas; Dana Czapski, Gaston Middle School; Jamie Thorne, Lakehill Preparatory School; Madeline Schnurr, St.  Thomas Aquinas; Denise Tucker, Woodrow Wilson High School; and DISD school board member Dan Micciche. (Photo courtesy of Gigi Ekstrom with Lakehill; click here for a slideshow of the event.)

Winners were nominated by Chamber members and neighbors, and a Chamber selection committee tapped the winners.

Other nominees include Emeremciana Calvillo, Casa View; Jeremy Civello, Dallas Academy; Ivelisse Colon, Charles Gill; Peter Evett, Woodrow Wilson; Linda Freis, St. Thomas Aquinas; Donna Glennon, Bishop Lynch; Elizabeth Halasz, Uplift Peak Preparatory; Stephanie Hale, Martha T. Reilly; Tim Hester, Bishop Lynch; Michele Hollingsworth, St Thomas Aquinas; Carol Ibarra, St. Thomas Aquinas; Robert Irby, Woodrow Wilson; Victoria John, Lakehill Preparatory School; Dottie Lucas, St. Thomas Aquinas; Barbara Morris, Mount Auburn; Rebecca Paris, Mount Auburn; Ellen Pool, Stonewall Jackson; Rosaland Ratcliffe, St. Thomas Aquinas; Minerva Ortiz Reyes, Kiest; Terri Riley, St. Thomas Aquinas; Tricia Roos, Bishop Lynch; Alexandra Sabater, Mount Auburn; Jeneace Salazar, Hexter; Meredith Sauer, Lakehill Preparatory School; Elizabeth Schmitt, Lakehill Preparatory School; Julie Scoville, St Thomas Aquinas; Ginny Simank, Dallas Academy; William (Bill) Storey, Bishop Lynch; Delaine Taylor, Bishop Lynch.

For more information about the Chamber, visit the group’s website.


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