Teaching can be challenging on the best days and new challenges on the worst years.
The Cotton Bowl Foundation and the College Football Playoff Foundation commended two North Texas teachers for their dedication to education on Tuesday, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’ve robbed me of everything this year, I promise,” said Christian Crawford Gil, a sixth-grade math teacher at the Grand Prairie Uplift Grand Preparatory School. “It’s very difficult for teachers.”
During the pandemic, teachers and students went in and out of the classroom, sometimes virtually learning.
“I have so many tears because I don’t remember what math looks like or how it’s done, so they already feel defeated,” says Crawford Gil. I did.
But for two teachers, Crawford Gil and Dallas ISD Media Specialist Gracie Pineda, who were recognized on Monday, keeping their children moving was a second nature.
“It’s great that people who aren’t in the education industry or business every day are aware of the difficulties of this job,” Pineda said. “But it’s also important to realize how rewarding this job is.”
The Cotton Bowl Foundation and the College Football Playoff Foundation have also donated $ 50,000 each to the Urban Teachers and Catchup and Lead organizations. The other 20 teachers received a gift bag full of stolen goods.
“We’re trying to find a place where we can give back and make a difference,” said Bripatton, chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. “You saw what happened today.”
Pineda and Crawford-Gil each received a ticket for this year’s Cotton Bowl Classic and a gift voucher for school supplies.
“When I look at myself and hear,’Oh, you’re a great teacher,’ it’s incredible because great teachers never think they’re great teachers,” said Crawford Gil. Said. “I think good teachers are always looking at themselves through the lens of how they can be better.”
This is part of the Extrayard Week for Teachers at the College Football Playoff Foundation, and the organization recognizes teachers across the country.