A longtime local educator is about to be honored by the school district she worked at for so many years.

The Texarkana, Texas Independent School District will honor former Pine Street Junior High School teacher, Dorothy Pace, as its 2016 inductee to the TISD Hall of Fame during its annual Texas Public Schools Week Community Breakfast.

The event will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at 7AM in the Dan Haskins Student Center at Texas High School, 2112 Kennedy Lane. The public is welcome to attend.

“One of the most important and influential jobs a person can have is that of a teacher,” said Paul Norton, Superintendent of Schools. “Mrs. Pace’s desire to teach began in her youth and her quest for knowledge of the profession was solidified in college. Her passion and the difference she made in the lives of students was displayed every day in the classrooms right here at TISD. I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to honor her for making a difference.”

The TISD Hall of Fame award is given to a retired employee who has made a significant impact on the district and the Texarkana community. The award preserves the history of great educators who have made TISD what it is today and ensures their names and contributions are here for others to see for many years to come.

Dorothy Pace was born in Alexandria, La., and grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, along with her 11 siblings. She graduated as Valedictorian in 1957 from Abraham Lincoln High School and then went on to Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, to pursue her desire to teach.