The North Texas Teacher Council

The North Texas Teachers Council, powered by the Best in Class Coalition and Early Matters Dallas, will launch on October 27th, 2018. The diverse body of 20-30 passionate educators will provide critical input to the strategies of the Best in Class Coalition and Early Matters Dallas. Council members will also have other opportunities to elevate their voice and expertise to impact students beyond their own classroom and will develop meaningful connections with other educators and education advocates


Who Should Apply?

Current classroom teachers in Dallas-Fort Worth of any grade and subject who are…

  • Passionate about educational equity
  • Solutions-oriented and excited to give input that will inform decision-makers on a variety of topics
  • Interested in learning more about how they can use their expertise and voice more broadly to positively impact students beyond their own classroom
  • Available for four (4) Saturday meetings in 2018-2019
    • Kick off will be held on Saturday, October 27th at Southern Methodist University
    • Saturday, January 26th
    • Saturday, March 30th
    • Saturday, June 1st

Key Objective

Provide necessary on-the-ground expertise and perspective to Best in Class.


Teachers are experts in their craft and in what their students need. Teacher perspective is essential in order for supporting organizations, like the ones that make up the Best in Class Coalition, to be successful.

Current Focus

The council will launch in November 2018. Stay tuned for information about applications to join the council in September 2018.

Initiative Leader: Carissa Grisham

Manager, Best in Class

Please contact Carissa to learn more: