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Nancy Adams
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Distinguished Educators 2013-2014

Our mission is to recognize excellence in teaching and learning.
Excellence that extends beyond the classroom walls;
Excellence that makes a life changing impact for our students;
Excellence that builds our future . . . one student at a time.

-June 9, 2014

Friday the Distinguished Educator committee awarded Travis Godkin, Biology teacher at Travis GodkinDallas High School the Distinguished Educator Award for June.

Mr. Godkin was nominated by Tony Olliff and the entire DHS Science Department. They shared these comments about Mr. Godkin:

Here is what other students had to say about Mr. Godkin:

 

Mr. Godkin is leaving Dallas High School and moving to New York with his family. Travis’ wife has accepted a tenure track positions at a University in New York and they will be closer to family. Please join me in congratulating Travis and expressing our appreciation for the work he did in our district and for our students.

Christy

 

 

-May 27, 2014

Friday, Kellie Ackerman, 4th grade teacher at Whitworth Elementary School was presented Ackermanwith the Distinguished Educator Award for May in a school-wide assembly.

Her nominator Benjamin Nelson was a student in her classroom last year, here are some of the comments he shared about Mrs. Ackerman:

Here is what other students had to say about Mrs. Ackerman:

Please join me in congratulating Kellie! Another amazing educator in Dallas School District!

Christy

 

-April 14, 2014

Friday Mark Hess, Alt Ed and PE teacher at LaCreole Middle School was presented withMark Hess the Distinguished Educator Award for April in a school-wide assembly.

His nominator Julie Janssen works with him at LaCreole, here are some of the comments she shared about Mr. Hess:

 

Here is what other students had to say about Mr. Hess:

 

 Please join me in congratulating Mark he is an awesome educator and great colleague to many of us!

 

-February 14, 2014

Today, Tracy Jackson, PE  teacher and head football coach at Dallas High School was TJacksonpresented with the Distinguished Educator Award for January.

 

His nominators Ryan Spencer and Caleb Naughton, were coached by Mr. Jackson for the past two years. Here are some of the comments they shared about Coach Jackson:

 

·         I have been able to learn and grow because of the life lessons he has taught me and the example he has shown me.

·         He taught us how to be men.

·         He taught us how to apply ourselves on the field, but also in school, at home, and with our relationships.

·         As  much as he cared for a win on Friday night, he cared more for a win in our life and in our schooling.

·         Mr. Jackson is more than deserving of the distinguished educator award. He has been a blessing in my life as well as many others.

·         He has succeeded in his goal of making us champions on the field as well as in life!

·         He has outstanding dedication and talent in developing the emotional well-being of his football team.

·         He always stressed, “family first”. Coach Jackson made it clear that the goal and priority for us was to be the best men we could possibly be; men who would grow to be great husbands and fathers.

·         Through his genuine interest in us, we were able to come together as a team.

·         He always taught by example, through his positive interactions with his sons.

 

Here is what other students had to say about Mr. Jackson:

 

·         Mr. Jackson makes stuff fun for us.

·         He isn’t afraid to call us out when we do something wrong.

·         He cares about the students and players.

·         As a student teacher, I appreciate how willing Tracy is to share his classroom with me.

·         We need to exercise a LOT!

·         Mr. Jackson cares more about a win in our lives than on the field.

·         He has taught us that family comes first.

 

 

Please join me in congratulating Tracy!  He is awesome in the classroom and on the field and is an exceptional role model for all of our students.

 

-December 10, 2013

Theresa LehmanToday, Theresa Lehman, 2nd grade teacher at Oakdale Heights Elementary School was presented with the Distinguished Educator Award for December by her former students Heather Ebner.

After presenting her roses, Heather shared the following regarding Ms. Lehman:

She is the best second grade teacher for these three reasons:

Here’s what her other students had to say about her when asked “What makes her an awesome teacher?”:
·         Miss Lehman is funny!
·         She is the best teacher on earth!
·         Because she never leaves us behind.
·         She is a little crazy.
·         She teaches us a lot and is really helpful.
·         Miss Lehman doesn’t give us hard homework.
·         She learns us very well.
·         She is fun, nice, and sweet!

Please join me in congratulating Theresa!

Distinguished Educator Mission Statement

Our mission is to recognize excellence in teaching and learning.
Excellence that extends beyond the classroom walls;
Excellence that makes a life changing impact for our students;
Excellence that builds our future…one student at a time!

Christy Perry, Superintendent

 

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