DALLAS — Robin Jefferson was named Dallas ISD Teacher Assistant of the Year last night during a reception and dinner at the Belo Mansion sponsored by Central Market.
Jefferson is a teacher assistant at H.I. Holland Elementary School at Lisbon where she has served the Holland school and community for one year, and Dallas ISD for a total of seven years. She has been part of the 504/Dyslexia Program for three years and is now the Dyslexia Facilitator for the school. It is through this program that she has learned the benefits of building positive relationships and trust.
“I work with one third grader each day for an hour,” said Jefferson. “Through this program, he has taught me to be a better listener. It truly changes the lives of children and their educational experience in so many positive ways.”
Jefferson’s daily morning interactions with parents, her respect and support of every teacher’s classroom, and her active involvement in the community has enabled her to build a supportive atmosphere for all that walk through Holland’s doors. Her creativity and initiative to take on the title of Master of Bulletin Boards and Campus Décor has led fellow staff to boast of her “impeccable organizational skills” and her “talent to help students realize their potential.”
To Jefferson, school spirit and commitment means, “the love you have in your heart for your students, co-workers, community and district that drives you to go above and beyond the call of duty each day.”
Jefferson was presented $1,500 by Central Market. The runners up were: Gracie Gibson, Nathan Adams Elementary School, Hector Sanchez, James Bowie Elementary School, Elbert Lonzie, III, Elisha M. Pease Elementary School, and Melanie Goodman, Eladio R. Martinez Learning Center.