Dallas ISD ‘servant leader’ surprised with all new materials for her classroom


John Ireland Elementary School teacher Eboni Jones-Davis got the surprise of a lifetime at a school-wide pep-rally: all new materials for her classroom, including furniture and flexible seating, speakers and headphones.

The North Texas Honda Dealers and Helpful Honda surprised Jones-Davis with the supplies as part of its Random Acts of Helpfulness campaign on May 10. The campaign honors the efforts of deserving local school teachers who double as role models for their students.

Around Ireland Elementary School, Jones-Davis is known for integrating innovative, real-world applications when teaching math and reading to her students. For example, during a volume lesson, she has students use cereal boxes so they can connect learning to items they see every day.

Additionally, Jones-Davis is the school’s AVID coordinator, serves as the school chair for students with English as a second language, and is a mentor to other teachers.

“She is a true servant leader, always putting others in front of her own needs to help inspire and motivate the staff,” Principal Stephanie Amaya said.

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