Dallas teacher named one of America's most inspiring educators

A Dallas teacher got $10,000 for being one of America’s most inspiring educators.

Shannon Kline teaches second grade at Anson Jones Elementary School in West Oak Cliff.

Billionaire philanthropist Denny Sanford presented the check to Kline.

“I believe children learn from people who they know that genuinely care about them, that take an interest in them as human beings first. I don’t think you can do math or reading or writing or social studies until you’ve reached their hearts,” Kline said.

She is one of 50 teachers nationwide being honored for their work.