There’s no need to scream for ice cream at Duncanville High School – the entire staff and student body received their own personal treat on Tuesday, October 4. Blue Bell Creameries sent a truck full of the sweet stuff and some representatives to pass it out in honor of Region 10 Secondary District Teacher of the Year Angela Banks. “The finalists for Texas Teacher of the Year are among the most outstanding members of their profession,” said Blue Bell president Paul Kruse. “Part of our purpose is to remind all the students how fortunate they are to have Ms. Banks and other dedicated teachers with them every day.”
This is the second year in a row that Blue Bell has treated DHS, because this is the second year in a row that the school has had a Region 10 Secondary District Teacher of the Year. Last year, David Williams earned that title. And while everyone at the school receives a treat, only Teachers of the Year receive the entire tub. Angela was treated to a cooler full of her favorite Blue Bell flavor (Buttered Pecan) in addition to a book documenting the company’s history and a congratulatory letter from Mr. Kruse. “At Blue Bell, we believe there is no finer work you can do in this world than to be a teacher. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to honor Ms. Banks.” And we’ve got a treat for you – we hope you’ll enjoy our photo gallery below!
Duncanville ISD and Blue Bell aren’t the only ones recognizing Angela for her recent honor. She was also featured on her alma mater’s website,ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The former Angela Davis played for the Razorbacks from 1992-93 helping the team to a 28-28 record in their first two seasons in the Southeastern Conference. Now teaching English at Duncanville High School’s Ninth Grade Academy, Banks says she doesn’t do it for the recognition. “When it’s all said and done, I want to feel that I have made an impact on our world by making students better human beings.”