Dallas ISD is spotlighting every finalist for Dallas ISD Teacher of the Year.
Katie Sokol is passionate about literacy education and bridging the literacy gap that exists between affluent and low-income students. Ms. Sokol, who teaches fifth grade at Stevens Park Elementary has dedicated her career to delivering high-quality reading and writing instruction to students who are reading below grade level. She holds a Bachelor of Elementary Education from Arizona State University, a Master of Education with a focus on ESL Education from Southern Methodist University, and a Master of Arts from the Reading Specialist program at Columbia University. Principal Roberto Gonzalez says Ms. Sokol’s whole approach to teaching involves finding and using students’ unique strengths to overcome their struggles and develop a positive self-concept. She says she loves working in West Dallas and Oak Cliff neighborhoods and has long-term plans to stay in the community to make a lasting impact on the children, their families, and their overall literacy skills.