Dorothy J. Gentry, Sports Editor for Texas Metro News, was named the Lady Bird Johnson Middle School 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year.
Gentry, 56, teachers 7th Grade Reading/Language Arts and is the faculty adviser for the Yearbook and National Junior Honor Society. She has taught at Johnson Middle School
in Irving ISD for six years. Prior to arriving in Irving ISD, she taught in DeSoto ISD and at A.W. Brown Fellowship Leadership Academy.
“As teachers, our job is never done. There are high days. There are low days,” Gentry said. “There are days you laugh and days you cry. We are educating the future and training the next generation. I didn’t choose teaching. Teaching chose me.”
Gentry, a Dallas native, holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of North Texas and has a teaching certificate as well. She is also ESL (English as a Second Language) certified. This is her 20th year in education.
She will represent Johnson Middle School in the district-wide Teacher of the Year voting process.