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The Dallas Mavericks and The UPS Store, in association with Teach For America DFW, teamed-up to present the 13th Annual Classroom Champions Program, created to recognize North Texas educators for their work in the classroom.
Each month from September until April, two DFW Metroplex teachers were selected as Classroom Champion “Teachers of the Month” and recognized at home games throughout the Mavs season. From Wednesday, April 19th until Sunday, April 30th, MFFL’s had the opportunity to vote for five (5) Classroom Champion “Teachers of Year” out of the previously selected 16 “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!
Classroom Champions – Justin Artis
Justin Artis - Uplift Pinnacle Preparatory
Classroom Champions – Tameika Sanchez
Tameika Sanchez - E. Ray Elementary School
Classroom Champions – Arleen Averill
Arleen Averill - Cigarroa Elementary
Classroom Champions – Shawn Blair
Shawn Blair - Harmony Science Academy Garland
Classroom Champions – Cambria Dotson
Cambria Dotson - Melissa High School
Classroom Champions – Shynise Stiff
Shynise Stiff - L.V. Stockard Middle School
Classroom Champions – Shanell Beasley-Burton
Shanell Beasley-Burton - Hodges Elementary
Classroom Champions – Yuridiana Lewis
Yuridiana Lewis - Cary Middle School
Classroom Champions – Marisol Herrera
Marisol Herrera - Huerta Elementary
Classroom Champions – Claire Price
Claire Price - Stevens Park Elementary
Classroom Champions – Ruth Ortiz
Ruth Ortiz - Stevens Park Elementary
Classroom Champions – Sydney Couch
Sydney Couch - Brooks Wester Middle School
Classroom Champions – Danielle McCray
Danielle McCray - Bowie High School
Classroom Champions – Christine Barrantes
Christine Barrantes - Mendenhall Elemtary
Classroom Champions – Jermecka Miller
Jermecka Miller - Harmony Science Academy
Classroom Champions – Jonathan Vallejo
Jonathan Vallejo - Harmony School of Innovation
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 www.theupsstore.com.
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. Today, more than 53,000 Teach For America corps members and alumni are leading within schools, school systems, and every sector and field that shapes them. Among them are 19,000 teachers, including nearly 7,000 first and second year corps members in 53 urban and rural regions across the country. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.