Thelvie Cullins, Jr. has a 17-year career as a Dallas ISD Math Educator, thriving to create a culture of caring in the classroom as part of a sincere community of educators that desires to prepare young people to become responsible citizens of the global community and to enhance their leadership skills, moral values, and critical thinking in-and well beyond-their class and community. He has experience teaching high school students all levels of math including AP Calculus AB and BC at the School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center in Dallas ISD, presently ranked first within Texas and consistently named one of the best high schools in the nation.
At his core, Cullins loves God, his family, his friends, teaching, sports and traveling. He is a proud graduate of Florida A & M University, where he majored in Electrical Engineering. He also enjoys serving with organizations that promote graduation, college preparedness and access, including the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the College Board.
The Educator of the Year Awards are presented annually to exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. These awardees model best practices in teaching or administration inside and outside of the classroom, are peer role models, and demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence in education. Any high school educator has the opportunity to apply.