A Celebration in Gingko

teaching-chairOn Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 my husband and I attend the Teaching Chair for Excellence Luncheon hosted by Fort Worth ISD. What is the Teaching Chair of Excellent?  Fort Worth ISD explains: The Chairs for Teaching Excellence program was established in the Fort Worth ISD in 1994. It is modeled after the university-level Chair program and is designed to recognize and reward exemplary teachers. This program is unique because of its role in a public K-12 setting and for its rigorous selection process. Parents, principals and colleagues may nominate teachers, or they may self-nominate. Candidates undergo a rigorous three-part evaluation process based on a written application and narrative, an interview session, and a teaching demonstration before a distinguished panel of judges. There are separate selection committees for each Chair. Fifteen Fort Worth ISD teachers have been chosen as the 2016-2017 Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence. The selected teachers will be conferred with the title of Chair for Teaching Excellence for one year and receive a $5,000 honorarium. The campus of the winner will also receive a banner to be displayed in a prominent location. img_20161116_105523

On this day, I was awarded the Teaching Chair for Excellence in Elementary Science.  I was so happy and thrilled. (Honestly, I’m still in shock!) They say teaching is a thankless job because we require just as much education as the next professional, however we do not receive higher salaries.  What everyone must understand is that we do not teach for money alone. We teach because we love it.  As teachers, our reward the growth and progress of our students.  To be recognized in such a way is unreal and, for me, very humbling. I still see the areas of improvement in my teaching. I cannot thank Jehovah, my husband Jason, and my principal enough for supporting me.  Without them all of this would not have happened.

“Teaching is a work of heart.”

In preparation of this special event, I choose the Gingko Embellished Cotton Poplin Dress. What is so wonderful about eshakti is that you can order the dress to be custom sized to your fit, style, and taste.  At 5 feet 7inches, I’m a little on the tall side.  I have a harder time finding dresses and so eShakti has been a wonderful discovery. The vivid green of the Gingko Embellished Cotton Poplin Dress is striking!  It is even more so with beautiful gingko leaves.  It’s very unique.  I’ve never seen anything like it!  I ordered the dress in a Size 4, midi length, with a notched neckline. It arrived within the week, and fit just as I desired.  When coupled with a pair of gold heels, an over-sized clutch, and gold jewelry- this dress is classy and fashionable, perfect for the event!  Need a dress!  I would definitely recommend this one!  Thanks for stopping by!teachingchairteachingchair-120161117_17043120161116_1447240



  1. November 22, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Congratulations Hun! You dress looks amazing on you!

  2. Martha
    November 25, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    You look absolutely stunning in that dress!

    Congrats on your award!!

    • November 25, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      Thank you very much!

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