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Carrollton teacher receives award from LINC North Texas
By Colleen Hildebrandt
CARROLLTON- A teacher at R.L. Turner High School received the Teacher of the Year Award at the LINC North Texas spring gala May 4.
Liz Binion has been teaching at the high school for 10 year. She was recognized for her commitment to improving her students' lives and getting them on track for a better future during her 5 years teaching a college preparatory course.
"Liz was selected for the award based on her excellence in inspiring students and facilitating their success," said Oscar Benavides, executive director of LINC North Texas.
Binion is the school's coordinator for the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and partners with LINC North Texas. She has previously received other awards recognizing her commitment to helping her students in academics and life skills.
At the gala, Binion shared some of the amazing growth that she has seen in her students, and her students spoke about the dramatic impact Binion has had on their lives.
"She changed my life," said senior Itzel Garcia de Alba, through tears.
The sentiment was echoed by the other students in attendance as well.
LINC North Texas partners with schools throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The organization provides supplemental character and leadership curriculum and support in the classroom, as well as education for parents at Family Nights.
LINC North Texas is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit. Find out more at http://www.lincnt.org
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