We wondered yesterday if the woman who may set hundreds ofdrunk drivers
free because she failed to test breathalyzer equipment could possibly be the same woman who won a Teacher of the Year award in 2007 for her work at Sharpstown Middle School.
No way, we thought, although how many Deetrice Wallace's could there be?
Now we know -- it is the same person.
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"I've just confirmed that she is a teacher at Sharpstown HS," HISD spokesman Norm Uhl tells Hair Balls. "She has been reassigned to non-school duties pending the outcome of the case."
So remember, kids -- don't drive drunk. But if you do, hope that you have a Teacher of the Year moonlighting on the breathalyzers. It might help your chances of getting into Harvard, not having that DUI conviction.
And isn't that what being a great teacher is all about?
-- Richard Connelly