Photo of a Trini Garza high school science lab by Rasy Ran.

Texas Instruments awarded seven Dallas ISD teachers $10,000 for innovations in STEM education recently, including one who teaches in Oak Cliff.

Donielle Edwards-Tyeskie of Trinidad Garza Early College High School was among the recipients of the 2018 Texas Instruments Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards.

Each of the recipients won $10,000 to be split equally between their classrooms and personal use.

Tyeskie attended DISD schools in Oak Cliff and graduated from Carter High School.

She is the AP Coordinator at Garza and is working on a grant-funded project where students use innovative approaches to grow vegetation without soil.

The other six winners are:

  • Grant Ashmore, Bryan Adams High School
  • Arelthia Phillips, Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy
  • Sara Ramirez, STEM Environmental Education Center
  • Andrew Sobinvosky, Dallas Environmental Science Academy
  • Ashley Steele, Henry Longfellow Career Exploration Academy
  • Brent Voorhees, Skyline High School