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College of Education graduate named Teacher of the Year at Grand Prairie school

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

 

Brenda Davila has been named 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year at Grand Prairie’s Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary. She was recognized with other honorees at the Grand Prairie ISD board meeting on March 23.

Davila graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and is certified in Generalist EC-6/Bilingual EC-6. She works at Ochoa as a kindergarten bilingual teacher.

“It’s a great honor to represent my school as well as my Alma Mater,” says Davila.

Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary is a PK-5 Choice school. The mission of Ochoa is to encourage student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through expanded learning opportunities, hands-on laboratory and coursework and a focused STEM curriculum that presents a real-world experience for our students. Additionally, the academic curriculum offers all courses required by the State of Texas for the mastery of standards for each grade level.

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Dr. Susan Hull, GPISD Superintendent, with Brenda Davila, UTA graduate and 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year at Grand Prairie’s Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary