2020-2021 DTR Ambassadors

The Teacher Excellence Initiative is proud to announce the 2020-2021 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

Here is a link to each Ambassador’s professional biography and training so that you can make a connection with someone you feel will support you best.


Adams, Bob boadams@dallasisd.org Rufus C. Burleson Elementary School 5 ELAR, SLAR, Social Studies Spruce
Adkins, William wadkins@dallasisd.org Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy 9-12 Visual Art, Business *Specialty Electives; Business/Art
Bonet, Rikki riingram@dallasisd.org Good Street Learning Center PK3/ PK4 All Subjects *Specialty PreK Partnerships
Boykin, Courtney coboykin@dallasisd.org George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School 5 ELAR, Social Studies W T White
Castro, Claudia clcastro@dallasisd.org Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary 1 Self-Contained ACE
Chada, Monalisa mchadha@dallasisd.org Conrad High School 9 – 12 Physics, AP Environmental Science Conrad
Deaton, Meredith medeaton@dallasisd.org School of Science & Engineering 9-12 AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, Magnet
Dena, Kassandra kdena@dallasisd.org School for the Talented and Gifted in Pleasant Grove 8 Reading Magnet
Flynn, Jaye jflynn@dallasisd.org Pinkston High School 12 Government, Economics Pinkston
Foglesong, Melinda mstockford@dallasisd.org Sam Tasby Middle School 6-8 Physical Education Conrad Athletics, Physical Education
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 4 Math, 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, Kimberley kpouncy@dallasisd.org Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary 3 Reading Language Arts Molina
Higgins, Susan Shiggins@dallasisd.org Larry G Smith Elementary School K-5 Music Bryan Adams
Holland, Joanna Jthiele@dallasisd.org Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy 6-8 ESL Hillcrest
Horne, Jeanetta jhorne@dallasisd.org Kids Concepts Child Development Center PreK 3/ PreK 4 Mixed-age classroom *Specialty PreK3/PreK4
House, Regina rhouse@dallasisd.org WT White High School 10-12 Chemistry W T White
Kassebaum, Dorcas dkassebaum@dallasisd.org Ronald E. McNair Elementary School 2-5 Special Education, All content areas Carter, South Oak
Lee, Jamara jalee@dallasisd.org Umphrey Lee Elementary School 2 Self-Contained Carter, South Oak
Lewis, Yuridiana yulewis@dallasisd.org Francisco Medrano Junior High School 8 ELAR Thomas Jefferson
McCoy, Kentoshia kmccoy@dallasisd.org Charles Rice Learning Center K – 5 Special Education Lincoln, Madison, Roosevelt
Munoz, Camille cammunoz@dallasisd.org Thomas Jefferson High School—P-Tech ECHS 9 Pre-AP English I Thomas Jefferson
Ramirez, Sara sarramirez@dallasisd.org Environmental Education Center PK-12 Science Labs *Specialty STEM
Ream, Morgan mream@dallasisd.org Woodrow Wilson High School 9-12 Pre-AP Art1, Pre-AP Art 2, Ceramics North Dallas, Wilson
Rench, Lauren lrench@dallasisd.org Lakewood Elementary School K-2 Reading Interventionist/ MTSS Chair North Dallas, Wilson
Rodriguez, Hector hectrodriguez@dallasisd.org Skyline High School 10 World History Skyline
Rotibi, Biola brotibi@dallasisd.org Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School K-5 Music ACE, Specialty Music
Schmidt, Rene RSchmidt@dallasisd.org George B Dealey Montessori Academy PK – 8 Music Magnet Montessori/Music
Sifford, Anna asifford@dallasisd.org W.W. Samuell High School 10 World History Samuell
Smith, Karla karlasmith@dallasisd.org Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy 8 Science *Specialty STEM
Stephens, Brianna brstephens@dallasisd.org Central Elementary School K All Hillcrest. Seagoville
Tolbert, Shlonda sharrison@dallasisd.org J.P. Starks Elementary School K-5 TAG, GT, 7th Grade Vanguard Social Studies Lincoln, Madison, Roosevelt Tag, Writing and Destination Imagination
Trevino, Laura latrevino@dallasisd.org WE Greiner Exploratory Academy 6 ELAR Sunset, Adamson Reading Specialist
Voorhees, Brent bvoorhees@dallasisd.org Skyline High School 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 Application Workshops - TEI Team/Facilitators

This year, TEI will host two versions of the virtual DTR Application Workshops: The DTR Application Informational Workshop (1.5 hours) and The DTR Application Writing Workshop (2 hours).

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DTR Application Writing Workshops - DTR Ambassador/Facilitators

This year the DTR Ambassadors will host three domain-specific workshops: The DTR Application Writing Workshop for Leadership (1 hour), The DTR Application Writing Workshop for Lifelong Learning (1 hour), and The DTR Application Writing Workshop for Contributions to the Profession (1 Hour).

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