New 'Teachers On The Rise' honorees named
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Three monthly honorees have been named for the The United Family and Mrs. Baird's Bread Teachers On The Rise program.

The recently announced March winners are:

  • Larry Garcia, Dimmitt High School (pictured right)
  • Brecca Gleaves, Gene Howe Elementary, Canyon ISD (left photo)
  • Elizabeth Hester, Fannin Middle School, Amarillo ISD (center photo)

Teachers On The Rise is sponsored by The United Family supermarket chain, Mrs. Baird's Bread, the Texas Tech Club, the Texas Classroom Teachers Association and other community partners.

The group names monthly winners during this school year based on nominations. Nominations can be submitted online through Mrs. Baird's.


Mike Smith is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. Contact him at, on Twitter at @newsmithm and on Facebook.