Two Dallas ISD educators who live in East Dallas received awards from the Rotary Club for their service to students.
The winners were Brittnay Connor, a bilingual teacher at Paul Dunbar Learning Center and Shelly Thibodaux, a physical education and athletic coordinator at Robert T. Hill Middle School. Our neighbors were joined by Yvonne Morgan, a career and technical education teacher at the School of Health Professions.
Each received a $2,500 check and recognition plaque.
The winners were nominated by their peers, principal or the general public and selected based on six factors: performance above the job description, activities that benefit the community, activities that benefit disadvantaged or at-risk students, actions exhibiting selfless conduct toward others, demonstration of innovation and creativity in the classroom and the nominee’s personal philosophy statement.
Connor, a teacher of five years, taught herself robotics and coding to create a robotics curriculum that has improved students’ math grades. She also implemented a social studies program that introduces students to people from around the world to promote cultural awareness and understanding.
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