Last Updated on March 11, 2022 – 9:06 AM CST

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DUMAS, TX – Dumas ISD continues its program recognizing the Teacher of the Month at the Elementary and Secondary levels. Selected teachers receive a certificate, a Dumas Demon backpack, a Starbucks gift card, and a $50.00 gift courtesy of Janet Walker – Realtor – Berkshire Hathaway. 

The Secondary Teacher of the Month for February is Pedro Hernandez, 6th grade Math Teacher at Dumas Intermediate. DIS Principal, Philip Rhodes, provided these words on behalf of Mr. Hernandez:

“Mr. Hernandez is a superb teacher with a tremendous heart for his students. His students love his class and are always successful in math. He brings joy to his classroom each day and is an absolute asset to our school. Mr. Hernandez is one of the first teachers to arrive each day and one of the last to leave. He brings a love of his students and a love of his subject each day with him. His kindness and patience is unparalleled. Mr. Hernandez is a fabulous teacher. He is also a student council sponsor and gladly puts in extra hours helping our students have a wonderful overall experience at Dumas Intermediate.”

The Elementary Teacher of the Month for February is Victoria Salas, PK Teacher at Green Acres. Green Acres Principal, Andrea Cox, provided these words on behalf of Mrs. Salas:

“Mrs. Victoria Salas is being recognized as the Teacher of the Month because of her dedication and passion for her students and our campus. She is a loving and caring teacher that not only cares about academics, but the overall well-being of all her students and co-workers. Over the years she has been at Green Acres, she has been willing to try new things/teaching techniques in her classroom and has continued to grow professionally. She creates a welcoming atmosphere in her classroom where every student knows that they are loved and respected. Her positive attitude is contagious and she always makes those around her smile. She gets along with everyone. She is the first one to offer a helping hand when those around her need it.”

Dumas ISD congratulated the two winners and all teachers that were nominated saying “Thank you, teachers and staff, for a wonderful spring semester! We know your continued expectation of excellence is making a huge difference in the lives of our students.”