DALLAS -- The Dallas School District'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, Dana Clark of Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School, Patrick McGhee from Woodrow Wilson, Travis Smith of Trinidad Garza Early College High School, and Emily Tang of Franklin D. Roosevelt were nominated.
News 8 sat down with Alonzo on Friday to talk about her big win.