DALLAS-- The Dallas SchoolDistrict's Teacher of the Year has been announced.

Silvia Alonzo teaches reading and language arts at John R.Reagan Elementary, and won praise from her students along with $5,000 Thursday night.

There are 9,000 teachers in the district. Besides Alonzo, DanaClark of Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School, Patrick McGhee fromWoodrow Wilson, Travis Smith ofTrinidad Garza Early College HighSchool, and Emily Tang ofFranklin D. Roosevelt were nominated.

News 8 sat down with Alonzo onFriday to talk about her big win.

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