Texas A&M University-Commerce alum Eric Hale teamed up with this alma mater to donate 16 laptops to his students so they can continue to learn through the summer. Hale teaches first grade at David Burnet Elementary School in Dallas. He received the 2019 Queen Smith Award from The Council of The Great City Schools and McGraw-Hill Education, which distinguished him as the best educator in an urban school district in the nation. He was also named one of two Teachers of the Year by Dallas ISD in early 2020.
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