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Teacher Spotlight

December Teachers of the Month

December 7, 2016

This month, we’re excited to shine the spotlight on Dallas Can Oak Cliff. There are four Roadmap teachers at Dallas Can Oak Cliff: Mr. Barry, Ms. Cooper, Ms. Price, and Ms. Alvarez. Their impact manager chose to highlight them because they work as a teacher team and do so successfully. They also have a lot of fun with their teaching. A few weeks ago during “Interview Etiquette” they created a fashion show with “Do’s and Don’ts” for interview outfits. They really go above and beyond for their kids, and we’re honored to have them on the EOD team!

Pictured above: in the first row Ms. Cooper and Ms. Alvarez; in the second row Ms. Price and Mr. Barry

Spotlight on: Ms. Cooper, 10-12 grade Business and Credit Recovery teacher!

Alma Mater: Texas A&M University

Area of Study: Business Administration Management

Favorite College Memory: Being able to work from home from AIU, and having great teachers and accomplishing my dream at Texas A&M.

Why did you choose to become a teacher?

I didn’t in the beginning. I wanted to work in a lab, but working with students is all I have ever done. I love it!!!!

Share a quote you find inspiring:

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. — Mae West

What is your favorite activity/ lesson in the Roadmap to Success program?

My favorite was when we dressed for job or college interviews.

Spotlight on: Ms. Alvarez, 10-12 grade Credit Recovery teacher!

Alma Mater: Texas Woman’s University

Area of Study: Nutrition with an emphasis in Dietetics

Favorite College Memory: Creating good friendships with people of different backgrounds as well as sitting in class ready to take notes!

Why did you choose to become a teacher?

I chose to become a teacher because it was an opportunity to help students graduate and be a good resource to them.

Share a quote you find inspiring:

A couple of quotes I find inspiring are by Einstein and Hippocrates.

“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

What is your favorite activity/ lesson in the Roadmap to Success program?

My favorite activity in Roadmap to Success program is when the students are engaged in an activity where they learn new things and are surprised by the facts they learn.

Spotlight on: Ms. Price, 12th grade Credit Recovery teacher!

Alma Mater: University of North Texas

Area of Study: Criminal Justice

Favorite College Memory: Graduation

Why did you choose to become a teacher?

To impact high school aged kids, to be someone they can relate to, and share my experiences with the hopes that they will take those experiences and use wisdom to decide the right choices in life.

Share a quote you find inspiring:

“We rise by lifting others.” 

What is your favorite lesson in the Roadmap to Success program?

Interviewing etiquette and professional dress.

Spotlight on: Mr. Barry, 9-12 grade Business Information Management teacher!

Alma Mater: Dillard University/B.A.; SMU/M.P.A.

Area of Study: Management/Public Administration

Favorite College Memory: Defending my Master’s thesis

Why did you choose to become a teacher?

To help others.

Share a quote you find inspiring:

It’s not personal-just business

What is your favorite activity/ lesson in the Roadmap to Success program?

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