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Shamalon Houston

Position: Fourth Grade Teacher
School: Texas Leadership Arlington
School District: Texas Leadership Charter Academy
City, State: Arlington , TX

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Shamalon Houston was nominated by the parent of a student, LaToya Harris.

"Where do I start? Ms. Houston was my daughter's 3rd and 4th grade teacher. My daughter is now entering 6th grade, and we still feel the same way about Ms. Houston today as we did when we first met her," said Harris

Ms. Houston is honestly more than a teacher and educator. The love she shows her students is amazing! She’s patient and caring with each of them. Ms. Houston still checks on all of her former students. She’s an all-around wonderful person.

"I’m more than thankful to have had her teach my daughter. She’s truly become like family. More schools need teachers like Ms. Houston in their district," said Harris.



Comments (30)


Britney Posted 15 days ago

You’re amazing and I’m so excited for my son to be in your class!

Mandi McBain Posted 25 days ago

I couldn't agree more! She is amazing and we at TLCA are blessed to have her! Way to go Ms. Houston!

Thelma Thomas Posted 29 days ago

I am the mother of the brilliant, intelligent, and genuine heart Ms.Houston. When she was younger I always knew she would be a gifted and talented individual. She has always had a caring and giving heart. I am so proud of my daughter for making a difference in this world. She wants to inspire and make a change in her students life. I wish you the best my daughter and keep doing what you know best inspiring others. Love you.

Clara Posted 1 months ago

Ms. Houston is a natural caring teacher. She was born into a family of dynamic educators. Ms. Houston has worked with helping children all of her life. It is an honor to see her nominated as an outstanding educator. Ms. Houston knows that to touch the life of a child in a positive way impacts the success of our future. Congrats Ms. Houston!

Rita Smith Posted 2 months ago

Ms.Houston is great teacher. She truly cares for children and families. She serve each year.

Brian Posted 2 months ago

Mrs. Houston has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially children. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. She also has excellent written and verbal communication skills with both parents and teachers.

Benjamin Kirton Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston always has a smile that comes from a passion for teaching. She connects and communicates with parents to create a positive and effective relationship with her students. Way to go Ms. Houston!

Veronica Jones Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston is a hard working, single mother with a heart of gold! She has a true passion for working with students to not only develop effective educational skills, but life skills as well.

Sheryl Braun Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston is an amazing, ambitious teacher with a beautiful capacity for connecting with each student. She is a wonderful, supportive and hilarious team mate too!

Charles mangan Posted 2 months ago

Congratulations. This is a well deserved nomination.

LaMonica Guyton Posted 2 months ago

Ms Houston is great motivator that encourages learning. She is patient and cares about the children. She's a team player and great person all around!!

Ashlei Nolen Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston, congratulations on your nomination. Ms. Houston’s commitment to excellence and dedication to equity and equality makes her so deserving of this award. She continues to raise the bar through leadership, advocacy, and service that impacts the students, teachers, and family members she serves each year. Sham is a LIFE CHANGER!

Kameron Williams Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston is a compassionate and caring person. Being an educator is more than a job it is diligently working to help students reach their full potential. Thank you for using your gifts and knowledge to enrich the lives of others.

Brandi Smith Posted 2 months ago

Me.Houston is definitely one of a kind. She not only loves on the students but is a wonderful coworker as well. She ensures all students feel loved and confident in themselves before leaving her class. She is nothing short of amazing!

Tambrisha Irvin Posted 2 months ago

Mrs.Houston is a passionate person that I've had the pleasure of knowing for over 15yrs. Her heart,drive and ambition as a friend is only a small portion of what I know she is to her students. I can't think of any teacher more deserving of this award!

Yvonne Hammond Posted 2 months ago

Ms Houston is a kind person whom I had the pleasure of working with. She is also a sweet spirited person.

Elquanette Dodd Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston is a teacher that love and care for all her students. She has a heart for teaching and shows is through her work daily.

Brooke morrison Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston is amazing! She has increased out writing scores by over 50% this year. But more than that, she loves the kids and they love her! She is an asset to our school for sure.

Dr. Jacqueline Taylor Posted 2 months ago

Passionate about teaching all the students she encounters. Ms. Houston is a life-long learner working to continously influence the lives of young people daily.

Ashlei Nolen Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston is a very compassionate and considerate family member. She’s always willing to understand and go out of her way to give advice on anything. She’s a one of a kind family never quick to judge and someone I can always lean on.

Whitney Thomas Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston has truly mastered the craft of teaching. Not only does she help students learn, she also nurtures them emotionally. She invests her time and effort into her students and genuinely cares about their success. She is a wonder!

Whitney Thomas Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston has truly mastered the craft of teaching. Not only does she help students learn, she also nurtures them emotionally. She invests her time and effort into her students and genuinely cares about their success. She is a wonder!

Charlize Posted 2 months ago

Ms.Houston has and always will be a positive influence on my life. She is huge with encouragement & empowerment to other individuals around her including myself and is very committed in anything she does.

Geraldine Mcclean Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston and I met at our girls basketball team at the YMCA. She took extra with her daughter and mine to work on some basketball skills. I enjoyed exchanging ideas to help my daughter. Can’t wait for basketball this winter.

Schukeowa Dowdy Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston is a great teacher that has made a wonderful impact on so many students lives that she touched. I have known her for over 5 years and she has remained the same loving, kind and hard working person. Ms. Houston goes above and beyond what is expected of her to make sure that not only the students that she is teaching but those around her are grasping the content that is being taught to them. Ms. Houston is the type of person that will give you the shirt off her back if you needed it or go buy you one. She not only cares about the kids education but also their well-being. We are lucky to have someone like her on our team. Keep up the Excellent work!

Phenon Tingle Posted 2 months ago

Mrs. Houston is a teacher who really cares about her students and takes her job seriously. She is passionate about her craft and loves coming up with innovative ideas to educate our children. Her approach and open communication is refreshing. Great Job!

Nina Humphrey Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston is caring and loving. She is a listener as well as fair to each student. She wants each student to be successful and feel good about themselves.

Deborah Cantu Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston is an accomplished and motivated teacher. She connects with her students in a positive and impressive way! Her students are happy, confident and committed while in her classroom.

NICHOLE WARD Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston worked as a 4th grade teacher and she did an amazing job to ensure students got everything they needed.

Ann warterfield Posted 2 months ago

Ms. Houston and I were "suite mates" at TLCA. We shared a common storage area. With that being said, we not only shared space but ideas. She was always there for words of encouragement and support. She was truly a life saver to me that year!