Frank Dansby worked as a guidance counselor before joining Fort Worth Teaching Fellows.
Frank quickly became one of the most well-liked math teachers at Paschal High School. His willingness to spend additional time with students helping them make connections and fill gaps in prior knowledge quickly made him popular among his students. Frank uses his skills from counseling to develop a rapport with his students and gain their trust, which allows him to invest them in a joint goal and plan for the school year – 80% mastery of all TEKs. The enthusiasm and excitement that Mr. Dansby’s students have for learning mathematics is truly a site to behold.
Myra Molina worked in the medical field for 15 years before joining Fort Worth Teaching Fellows. Though the work she did was challenging and was positively impacting thousands, she longed to be in the classroom. Myra currently teaches 2nd grade dual language at RJ Wilson Elementary in FWISD.
When asked to reflect on her accomplishments, Myra shared, “Positively impacting the lives of children, that alone makes me feel accomplished. Just last week, I had one of my students eager to tell me about how she helped her 6th grade sister with her homework, on a lesson I had taught them just a few weeks prior. The joy and excitement that came out of her as she retold that story validated me and inspired me in a way that medicine never did. Every day is a new day to learn and grow for both my students and myself. I am always searching for ideas and I find myself evolving as a teacher and as a person. Every child deserves the chance to learn and I am the driving force behind that in my classroom – a powerful place to be.”
MihaelaYamin worked in different educational and administrative positions before joining Fort Worth Teaching Fellows. Her many experiences and interests only further confirmed her desire to do something truly consequential and challenging with her knowledge and skills.
Her academic background in Biology from the University of Georgia combined with a Masters in Business Administration and her teaching experience at Polytechnic High School has served her well in her position as a Biology Teacher for Fort Worth Independent School District. Mrs. Yamin successfully finished the rigorous research-based FWTF Summer Institute. She then quickly applied her new knowledge in her classroom, working hard to achieve the mission assigned to her – teaching Biology to 180 high school students at Polytechnic high school.