MISD TEACHERS OF THE YEAR WILL BE RIDING IN STYLE FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS COURTESY OF EL DORADO CHEVY MAZDA
McKinney, TX (May 25, 2016) – As she eases into the black leather driver’s seat of a brand new Chevy Camaro, McKinney ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Carol Winters says with a laugh, “ I chose something that I wouldn’t normally drive.”
Maybe so, but within moments, the veteran AP English teacher from McKinney High School looks right at home in this new set of wheels that is sure to be the envy of her students.
Sales Manager Rusty McDonald will hand the keys over to her in a few minutes, and it’ll be Winters’ to drive for a year – free of charge – courtesy of El Dorado Chevrolet Mazda of McKinney.
While Winters soaks up the coolness of her new Camaro, Megan Whittaker smiles and opens the back hatch of a new 2016 Chevy Equinox. “I teach Pre-K, and I carry a lot of bins back and forth between school and home. There’s no way I could fit everything in that car,” she laughs, gesturing toward Winters’ Camaro. As the 2016 MISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, Whittaker is receiving a new vehicle too.
“It’s truly, truly an honor,” says McDonald of the opportunity to offer the use of these vehicles to Winters and Whittaker. “It’s awesome. We feel very fortunate to be able to help.”
It’s one way the dealership hopes to show its appreciation for the teachers of MISD.
El Dorado has been a strong supporter of the district for some time. In 2011, when the FAA program needed a truck to haul projects to livestock shows, El Dorado donated a new Chevy Silverado One-ton Crew cab. The dealership also sponsors the Teacher of the Month recognition on 97.5 KLAK as well as the radio station’s end of the year banquet which honors the teachers spotlighted throughout the year. And, in 2015, they launched this Teacher of the Year vehicle program as another opportunity to give back.
The generosity of El Dorado Chevy Mazda is not taken for granted.
“I just think it’s amazing that a car dealership would show this much appreciation to our teachers and our community,” says Whittaker. “They’re a business, and I know that they could be making money from these cars, but instead they’re showing their appreciation for the school district.”
What better time to hop into a new car than summer? School will roll back around soon enough, and the time for loading up bins and teaching supplies will be here again before we know it.
But, for now, it’s time to relax a little…and just cruise.
For additional information on McKinney ISD, contact Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications Coordinator, at 469-302-4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.