Friday, June 25, 2021

Dallas ISD Trustee Joyce Foreman: Dallas ISD District 6 is proud of students and teachers

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By Dallas ISD Trustee Joyce Foreman, District 6

I’m elated to acknowledge the accomplishments of several students who have performed well in districtwide competitions.

Three District 6 students have emerged as semi-finalists in the 26th Gardere MLK Oratory Competition. It’s wonderful to see our students develop their public-speaking skills in such a productive and inspiring way. See their names below:

  • Jeremiah Wilson, Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary
  • Rhyanna Burks, Ronald E. McNair Elementary
  • Emerson Byrd, Thomas Tolbert Elementary

Leading the way in excellence and inspiration are the finest teachers in the city. I am proud to know that 28 of them teach in District 6, and I applaud their efforts as they educate our children with extraordinary commitment and passion. Read below to see the names of the 2017 Teacher of the Year Campus Winners in District 6:

Elementary Campus Winners

  • Jacqueline Sneed, Birdie Alexander Elementary
  • Rigoberto Martinez, Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary
  • Belinda Lara, John W. Carpenter Elementary
  • Carmelia Mccrumbley, Elementary DAEP
  • Cynthia Muniz, Barbara Jordan Elementary
  • Janice De Valle, Umphrey Lee Elementary
  • Yolanda Jones, Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary
  • Shamika Polk, Ronald E. Mcnair Elementary
  • Maria Gomez, Maria Moreno Elementary
  • Leticia Uranga, Clinton P. Russell Elementary
  • Maryluz Farris, Leslie A. Stemmons Elementary
  • Nia Wesley, T. G. Terry Elementary
  • Chandra Irvin, R. L. Thornton Elementary
  • Cheryl Taylor, Thomas Tolbert Elementary
  • LaToya Davenport, Adelle Turner Elementary
  • Janice Johnson, Mark Twain Elementary
  • Daphne Cyriaque, Daniel Webster Elementary
  • Carla Cooper, Martin Weiss Elementary

Middle School Campus Winners

  • Gabriel Crew, W. H. Atwell Middle School
  • Timothy Smith, T. W. Browne Middle School
  • Ruby Jackson, Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School
  • Jashida Rather, STEAM at D.A. Hulcy Middle School
  • Seneca Denman, Boude Storey Middle School

High School Campus Winners

  • Cynthia Calahan, David W. Carter High School
  • David Paloma Ibarra, Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
  • Kristin Andreska, Justin F. Kimball High School
  • Carolyn Cordes, John Leslie Patton Jr. Academic Center

I would like to congratulate Christian Colbert, a student at Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy for winning a gold medal in the 11th-12th grade division of the Dallas ISD Secondary Chess Tournament. The Gilliam chess team also placed 5th in the 9th-10th grade division. These students are to be commended for an excellent demonstration of concentration and strategic thinking.

Looking Ahead

I’d like to invite parents to discover the right school for their student at the largest school fair in the city! Discover Dallas ISD School Fairs will be held Saturday December 2nd and 9th at four convenient locations. For times and locations visit

I’d also like to invite District 6 parents and community members to attend the “Experience Umphrey Lee” event on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6 P.M. This is a wonderful way to learn about the unique programs and opportunities that Umphrey Lee Elementary School has to offer. Experience firsthand what makes Umphrey Lee a great choice for your student.

For more information, contact “Experience Umphrey Lee” expert, Michael Harris, at (214) 546-9180.


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