2022-2023 DTR Ambassadors

The Teacher Excellence Initiative is proud to announce the 2022-2023 DTR Ambassador Cohort. DTR Ambassadors provide peer-to-peer support to DTR-Eligible teachers. While working with a DTR Ambassador does not guarantee teachers points on the DTR Rubric, it is our hope that it will increase collaboration across the district and encourage teachers to share their strategies and impact with their peers. DTR Ambassadors support teachers by:

  • Hosting specialized DTR Application Writing Workshops (registration via Cornerstone)
  • Supporting teachers via email with DTR-related questions

Please see below for a complete list of this year’s DTR Ambassadors. Click here to refer to our DTR Ambassadors’ Biographies.


Adams, Bob boadams@dallasisd.org Rufus C. Burleson Elementary School 5 ELAR, SLAR, Social Studies Spruce
Bonet, Rikki riingram@dallasisd.org Good Street Learning Center PK3/ PK4 All Subjects *Specialty PreK Partnership
Chada, Monalisa mchadha@dallasisd.org Conrad High School 9 – 12 Physics, AP Environmental Science Conrad
Da Cruz, Maria Rosa mdacruz@dallasisd.org Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center PreK PreK Madison – Roosevelt
Fore, John gfore@dallasisd.org Young Women’s Steam Academy at Balch Springs Middle School 6-8 Special Education Functional Living Skills *Specialty STEAM
Garcia, Rene Rengarcia@dallasisd.org Cochran Elementary School 3 Bilingual Math and Science J F Kimball
Gutierrez, Jonathan Jguiterrez@dallasisd.org John W. Runyon Elementary School 5 Math, Science Samuell
Gutierrez, Joshua josgutierrez@dallasisd.org Nancy Moseley Elementary School 4 ELAR, SLAR Spruce
Hayes, Jerry jehayes@dallasisd.org William B Travis Vanguard/Academy 5th Math Magnet/North Dallas Magnet
Higgins, Susan Shiggins@dallasisd.org Larry G Smith Elementary School K-5 Music Bryan Adams
Horne, Jeanetta jhorne@dallasisd.org Kids Concepts Child Development Center PreK3/ PreK4 Mixed-age classroom *Specialty PreK3/PreK4
House, Regina rhouse@dallasisd.org WT White High School 10-12 Chemistry W T White
Jackson, Wendy wenjackson@dallasisd.org Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L. Academy 6-8 AVID Samuell
Kassebaum, Dorcas dkassebaum@dallasisd.org Ronald E. McNair Elementary School 2-5 Special Education, All content areas Carter, South Oak
Lewis, Yuridiana yulewis@dallasisd.org Sunset High School 9 English I Sunset
McCoy, Kentoshia kmccoy@dallasisd.org Charles Rice Learning Center K – 5 Special Education Lincoln, Madison, Roosevelt
Ramirez, Sara sarramirez@dallasisd.org Environmental Education Center PK-12 Science Labs *Specialty STEM
Reeves, Shatavia shreeves@dallasisd.org Gaston Middle School 6th-8th AVID Adams
Rodriguez, Hector hectrodriguez@dallasisd.org Skyline High School and Career Development Center 10 Advanced Social Studies Skyline
Rotibi, Biola brotibi@dallasisd.org Wilmer Hutchins Elementary Music K-5 Wilmer Hutchins
Segura, Brandon bsegura@dallasisd.org Dan D Rogers PreK PreK Hillcrest
Smith, Karla karlasmith@dallasisd.org Franklin International Exploratory Academy 8 Science Hillcrest
Smith, Morgan msmith@dallasisd.org Woodrow Wilson High School 9-12 Pre-AP Art1, Pre-AP Art 2, Ceramics North Dallas, Wilson
Strader, Ashley araslawsky@dallasisd.org Alex Sanger Preparatory Music K-8 Adams
Trevino, Laura latrevino@dallasisd.org WE Greiner Exploratory Academy 6 ELAR Sunset, Adamson Reading Specialist
Voorhees, Brent bvoorhees@dallasisd.org Skyline High School and Career Development Center 10-12 Pre-Calculus Skyline
Xilotl Vazquez, Carolina caxilotlvazquez@dallasisd.org Eladio R Martínez Elementary School 3 Bilingual Math and Science Pinkston
DTR Dates and Deadline

What important dates should DTR eligible teachers remember?

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DTR TEI-Led Application Workshops

TEI will host two versions of the virtual DTR Application Workshops: The DTR Application Informational Workshop and The DTR Application Writing Workshop.

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DTR Ambassador-Led Application Workshops
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