Victor Bravo is a 5th Grade science teacher at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School in Dallas ISD, where he has taught for 14 years. At Stonewall Jackson the last four years, he has built a science program that incorporates hands-on experiments, the outdoor lab—the school’s well established garden and wild scape, journaling, and an annual fall trip to Camp Grady Spruce at Possum Kingdom Lake. Here the students spend four days connecting Life and Earth science concepts learned in the classroom to the real world. Another ongoing project includes monitoring weekly energy production from the campus’ solar panel, which is mounted on top of the classroom portable. Every day he guides 80 students to an understanding and hopeful appreciation of how science makes the world better. He was the Teacher of the Year at Stonewall in 2014-2015.
He is married to a teacher, and their daughter also teaches. Two wonderful grandchildren are the seeds of the future!