Dallas Independent School District
Hear from Anthony Benedetto about the creativity of students and teachers in Dallas Independent School District.
Meet Anthony Benedetto
I love the students that Dallas ISD serves. A lot of them have a strong desire to better their situation, and they know that through education they can achieve that. DISD is trusting – they let teachers be creative in the classroom.
- 9 - 12th Grade Science
- 2016 Secondary Teacher of the Year (Dallas ISD)
Why I Teach
When I was in college, I was planning to become a physical therapist. However, after receiving a job in college tutoring fifth graders, I realized I came home happy every day after work. I quickly changed my major to Secondary Education.
After college, I joined Teach For America Dallas-Ft. Worth and was placed in Dallas ISD at H. Grady Spruce High School.
On top of teaching Biology, Anthony coaches football and enjoys the challenge of motivating and leading teenagers of Dallas ISD on a daily basis.
I feel the most pride when students succeed and I’m able to play a small role in that. There’s nothing better than seeing your student go to college and then come back to visit you. I didn’t want to be a teacher who bounced around to different schools; I wanted to invest in the community in Dallas ISD.
- Anthony Benedetto
Dallas ISD by the numbers
New Teacher Starting Salary