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 with Berkshire Hathaway.
The Secondary Teacher of the Month for October is Lori Britton, Math Teacher at Dumas Junior High. DJHS Principal, Kurt Baxter, provided these words on behalf of Ms. Britton:
“Ms. Britton has worked hard for 22 years and has always gone over and beyond our expectations. She spends time planning and executing lessons for 7th-grade math. She always attends professional development and stays current with math practices and strategies. Her growth mindset is commendable. She is the lead teacher for the 7th-grade math department and has done a fantastic job. She spends endless hours at DJHS planning and working on the curriculum to ensure success. As a result, she has been instrumental in raising the 7th-grade math STAAR scores to above state average. During this pandemic, she has been able to motivate her teachers and increase student learning from the previous years.”
The Elementary Teacher of the Month for October is Kaci Holzworth, 4th Grade Teacher at Morningside. Morningside Principal, Erin Pingelton, provided these words on behalf of Mrs. Holzworth:
“Kaci is known for being a team player. Based on school and grade-level needs, she has changed grade levels more than once. She continues to exhibit a strong work ethic regardless of grade level or content area. She is truly driven by her desire to make her students better. Kaci is a master of differentiation. She invests a great deal of time getting to know the individual needs of her students and then crafts activities to meet those specific needs. She goes the extra mile with crafting tutorials and RTI interventions with the specific needs of her students in mind. Kaci does not shy away from challenging tasks. As an integral part of the Campus Leadership Team, she invests the time and energy needed to ensure the success of her students, her teammates, her campus, and Dumas ISD. We are grateful to have Kaci as an important part of the DISD family.”