On Monday evening, 400 new Dallas ISD teachers gathered downtown to kick-off the school year at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. After welcoming words by Mayor Rawlings, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Phillip Jones, and Perot Vice President of Programs Steve Hinkley, guests mingled, enjoyed refreshments, and explored the museum to the tunes of DJ Sober. The event wrapped up with some dancing and a raffle that gave a few lucky folks prizes to take home at the end of the night!
The Dallas ISD New Teacher Welcome Reception was made possible by ReimaginEDallas, a project of the Commit! Partnership, and a number of local organizations, including the the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, MEplusYOU, Avant Garden, Heart of Dallas, muralists from the Sour Grapes crew, the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks. TZOM Films was also on hand to capture the evening, and we’re excited to share the event through video.
We hope that guests made some new friends and had a fun-filled evening, and felt the immense respect and gratitude we have for the hard work of our community’s educators. We wish all teachers (and students!) a smooth transition as classes begin on August 26th, and a successful school year ahead!