Dallas ISD teachers to be part of ‘Touchdown for Teachers’ event


New teachers are invited to Touchdown for Teachers on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the SMU football game. The first 500 teachers to register here can claim two complimentary tickets to the game, which starts at 2:30 p.m.

A free tailgating party begins at noon and will feature food, drinks and entertainment along with a brief message of encouragement from distinguished Dallas ISD teacher Shareefah Mason, who teaches U.S. Government, AP Government and Economics at New Tech High School.

During the halftime program, Dallas ISD teachers Matthew Abernathy and Melisa Simon will be recognized as “Rising Stars.”

Abernathy is an Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus teacher at Justin F. Kimball High School. Simon is a fifth-grade science teacher at Annie Webb Blanton Elementary School who we featured previously on The Hub because after graduating from W.W. Samuell Early College High School, she was able to complete her bachelor’s degree and begin her teaching career at age 20.

The event also officially launches the Best in Class Coalition, a group of 50 organizations across DFW that are working to ensure all students have access to excellent teachers.

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