“The evidence is clear. Our kids thrive after using this,” said DISD teacher Taylor Gnikpingo about the Education Opens Doors program and curriculum.
DALLAS — Teachers in Dallas Independent School District say the proof is in the pudding when it comes to a successful college preparatory guidebook. And for at least one teacher, that proof includes her own successful daughter.
Tamala Gnikpingo is in her 26th year as an educator at Dallas ISD. This year, she returns to the 8th-grade classroom at Stockard Middle School, teaching U.S. history.
“I love 8th grade,” she said. “It’s just a fun, magical age where the kids are so willing to explore and discuss and really start to look at their future.”
But what else she loves is the fact that her students, starting as early as the 8th grade, have a proven road map to chase that future.
It’s a book and a