Dove Science Academy in Oklahoma City has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School for Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
“The dedication and hard work of our staff members, especially teachers, before school, after school, are going extra, extra miles for these students to be successful," said the superintendent of Dove Science Academy, Umit Alpaslan.
And teacher Esmerelda Valadez knows Dove Science Academy is on the right track. She’s not only an educator at the school, she’s also a graduate of Dove.
“I love that I was able to come back and teach with former teachers of mine. Which was very helpful," she said.