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Fort Worth ISD Introduces 2020-21 Teaching Chairs of Excellence Shay Garcia, Trimble Tech High School


(Wednesday, December 9, 2020) -- The Fort Worth ISD, with the generous support of community partners, is once again recognizing outstanding teachers as the District’s Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence

Modeled after the university-level Chair program, there are 16 categories of distinction. Honorees receive the title of Chair for Teaching Excellence for one year as well as a $5,000 honorarium. 

Health teacher Shay Garcia got a surprise on a recent morning when a crowd of students and colleagues gathered in front of Trimble Tech High School. The band played as Shay’s principal escorted her down the steps to meet the crowd.  The group of well-wishers was there to announce that Shay had been selected as the 2020 Blue Zones Project Chair for Teaching Excellence in Health & Physical Education.   

Watch the crowd surprise Shay in this video


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