Dallas, TX — Eric Hale, a first-grade teacher at Burnet Elementary School in Dallas, has made history as the first African American man to ever win Texas Teacher of the Year!
“We use a lot of music in my classroom,” Hale told NBC News. “If I can keep my kids energized and keep them engaged, I can teach them how to do anything.”
Hale has been one of the most outstanding teachers in the Dallas Independent School District. In fact, Hale has scored an average of 95% passing on all exams in the last five years.