Sandra Urton, a teacher at SOLAR Preparatory School for Girls at James B. Bonham, was recently named a Dallas ISD Teacher of the Year.
But before she was an all-star teacher, Urton was a lawyer who, admittedly, made a good amount of money. However, her heart was not in the job. She continually met people in trouble in the legal system who never had a positive influence in their lives.
Urton decided to become that positive influence, quit her job as a lawyer, and became a teacher.
Urton said she has no regrets about her career change.
“I want my students to remember me as somebody who guided them academically, socially and emotionally,” Urton said. “I want them to remember me as someone who cared about them and fulfilled their needs.”