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Apr 25, 2019

Cancer Didn’t Stop This Month’s Excellent Educator

Cancer Didn’t Stop This Month’s Excellent Educator

Hurst Hills Elementary teacher Jana Chaney gives new meaning to the word dedication. An aggressive breast cancer diagnosis did not stop her from making sure her students got an education.

Mar 6, 2019

This Month's Excellent Educator Finds Keys to Success

This Month's Excellent Educator Finds Keys to Success

Stuart Kantor, an English teacher at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, was nominated by his students as this month's Excellent Educator.

Feb 13, 2019

Royse City High School Teacher Named Excellent Educator

Royse City High School Teacher Named Excellent Educator

Mrs. Leah Voth wears a lot of hats, and for the past 20 years, she has made it her mission to take learning well beyond her classroom.

May 12, 2019

January's Excellent Educator: Laura Hunter

January's Excellent Educator: Laura Hunter

Former students and colleagues nominated Harmony School of Nature's Laura Hunter as an Excellent Educator.

Dec 5, 2018

Parent of Former Student Nominates Excellent Educator

Parent of Former Student Nominates Excellent Educator

There’s one kindergarten teacher at E. Ray Elementary School in Everman who stands out above the rest.

Dec 5, 2018

Student Nominates Teacher as Excellent Educator

Student Nominates Teacher as Excellent Educator

A former student nominated Carol Hatten as an Excellent Educator.

Dec 5, 2018

October’s Excellent Educator: Shelly Thibodaux

October’s Excellent Educator: Shelly Thibodaux

Shelly Thibodaux, a physical education and athletic coach at Robert T. Hill Middle School in the Dallas Independent School District, was named October's Excellent Educator and her school received a $1,000 check...

Sep 5, 2018
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By Eline de Bruijn

Must-See North Texas Classrooms: 'Wizard of Oz' & Disney

Creative North Texas teachers are showing us the classrooms they've been...View gallery

  • [UGCDFW-CJ]Candy Land Classroom
  • [UGCDFW-CJ]Candy Land Classroom
  • [UGCDFW-CJ]Candy Land Classroom
Sep 5, 2018
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By Kiki Intarasuwan

Famous People You Didn't Know Used to Be Teachers

Have you ever had a really great teacher that you still remember years after...View gallery

  • Hugh Jackman
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • J.K. Rowling
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