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The Dallas Mavericks and The UPS Store, in association with Teach For America DFW, are teaming up to present the 14th Annual Classroom Champions Program, created to recognize North Texas educators for their work in the classroom.

Each month from November until March, two DFW Metroplex teachers will selected as Classroom Champion “Teachers of the Month” and recognized at home games throughout the Mavs season. From March 16th – March 30th, MFFL’s have the opportunity to vote for five (5) Classroom Champion “Teachers of Year” out of the previously selected 10 “Teachers of the Month”.

Each of the five (5) winning teachers were awarded $1,000.00 for themselves and $1,000.00 for their school!

To nominate your teachers either fill out and submit the online form below or visit one of your local DFW UPS Stores!


To nominate your teacher for a specific month, nomination must be submitted by first of that month, otherwise nominations are on a rollover process.

  • Please tell us in your own words why this teacher should be recognized by the Mavs and The UPS Store®.

    In your response, please be sure to discuss:
    1). How do they play an active role in the school, as well as in the community?
    2). How do they engage students both inside and outside the classroom?
    3). How do they demonstrate exemplary leadership in their classroom, school, and/or community?

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Classroom Champions “Teachers of the Month!”

Check back each month to see each monthly winner.
March 16th-March 30th join us to vote for your favorite teacher for “Teacher of the Year”!

Classroom Champions 17-18 Susan Coran

6th-8th Grade Reading Interventionist - Uplift Williams Prep

Classroom Champions 17-18 Isiah Manalo

5th Grade Science & Social Studies - Stephen C. Foster Elementary

About The UPS Store
The UPS Store locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS. With more than 80 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, The UPS Store is the largest network of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. For additional information, please visit

About Teach For America
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Some 6,900 corps members are teaching today in 53 urban and rural regions across the country. They join a Teach For America community that is 53,000 strong, working across every sector to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.