Author: Yetzel Meza

Guardians of the Green Conservation and Health Club, the newest club at Edward Titche Elementary School, is teaching students, families, and team members about hygiene, waste reduction, fitness, and nutrition. The club is the brainchild of Kamron Barton, and it demonstrates her commitment to the well-being of students and the environment. “Establishing and sponsoring the group this year has been rewarding,” she said. The Guardians of the Green are impacting their school community by promoting food safety throughout the holidays, healthy eclipse viewing, and recycling. “In support of Earth Day’s 2024 theme we want to reduce plastic use by at…

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Míriam Gaytán se ha esforzado por tener un impacto positivo en la vida de los estudiantes como maestra y líder tanto en preparatorias como en secundarias de Dallas ISD. Hoy, en el Departamento de Servicios de Mantenimiento e Instalaciones, Gaytán sigue dedicada y enfocada en alcanzar la excelencia en beneficio de los estudiantes y el personal. Gaytán, quien es directora de operaciones, se graduó de Thomas Jefferson High School y es un ejemplo de compromiso y dedicación a la comunidad. Supervisa el presupuesto y la gestión de 10 organizaciones en Servicios de Mantenimiento e Instalaciones. Durante sus 22 excepcionales años…

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Starting as a teacher and leader in both high school and middle school in Dallas ISD, Miriam Gaytan has worked to make a positive impact on students’ lives. Now, in her role in Maintenance and Facility Services, she continues to bring her dedication and focus on pursuing the highest standards of excellence for the benefit of students and team members. Gaytan, currently director of operations, is a Thomas Jefferson High School graduate and an example of commitment and dedication to the community. She oversees the budget and management of 10 organizations in Maintenance and Facility Services. With an outstanding 22…

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Martin Osae, maestro de ciencias de secundaria que enseña matemáticas de honor Carnegie en West Dallas STEM School, ha sido seleccionado para formar parte del panel de directores del proyecto del marco evaluativo de ciencias de la Evaluación Nacional del Progreso Educativo de 2028. La NAEP (por sus siglas en inglés), a menudo llamada la “boleta de calificaciones del país”, lleva más de 50 años valorando el aprovechamiento estudiantil. Su mesa directiva inició un análisis del marco científico en 2021, lo que llevó a la selección de personas cualificadas para el proyecto de 2028. Osae, quien tiene años de experiencia…

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Martin Osae, a middle school science teacher who teaches Carnegie Honor Mathematics at West Dallas STEM School Program at Pinkston, has been selected to be part of the steering panel for the 2028 National Assessment of Educational Progress Science Assessment Framework project. The NAEP, often referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card,” has been assessing student achievements for more than 50 years. The National Assessment Governing Board initiated a review of the NAEP Science Framework in 2021, leading to the selection of skilled people for the 2028 project. Osae, who has years of experience in science education, said he was…

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Alexandria M. Cervantes, a lead MTSS Reading Interventionists, was born and raised in what she likes to call the heart of Dallas, Oak Cliff. Alexandria proudly identifies herself as a product of Dallas ISD. Having attended L.P. Cowart Elementary, W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy, and Skyline High School’s Magnet Program, she represents the district’s spirit and values. Reflecting on her educational path, she shares, “I completed my student teaching with the district in 2014 and was immediately welcomed aboard at that time.” Currently serving as a Lead MTSS Reading Interventionist at Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center, Cervantes provides support to…

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Naeaidria Callihan, a choir teacher at Wilmer-Hutchins High School, has a remarkable journey filled with inspiration, diversity, and a love for music. She began her career with Dallas ISD at Seagoville Middle School, where she spent two years teaching Modern Band. Callihan’s musical journey started at a young age pretending to be a teacher, with teddy bears and dolls as audience. She recalls, “I would line my teddy bears and dolls up along the wall and give them the lesson and then ‘direct’ them as they were singing. It seems so silly now, but as I grew up and was…

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Jason Hamilton se graduó de Justin F. Kimball High School en 2002, pero ahora está de vuelta en Dallas ISD echando mano de sus 24 años de experiencia culinaria y 18 años como cocinero ejecutivo para ser parte de una nueva iniciativa de educación profesional y técnica (CTE). Esta iniciativa se trata de una camioneta de comida, y Hamilton, quien hoy es coordinador de educación profesional y técnica, se asegura de que las operaciones se lleven a cabo sin problemas en cada una de las escuelas participantes. Hamilton comprueba que los estudiantes aprendan las habilidades técnicas, culinarias, administrativas y empresariales…

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Jason Hamilton graduated from Justin F. Kimball High School in 2002 and has come back to Dallas ISD to put 24 years of culinary experience and 18 years as an executive chef to use in the district’s newest Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiative. Hamilton, a CTE coordinator, is overseeing the management of the district’s food truck initiative, ensuring smooth operations across participating schools. He ensures students are taught the technical, culinary, management, and entrepreneurial skills needed to run a food truck. He says the food truck program is set to transform the student learning experience. The food truck is expected…

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