Mrs. Dotson retired after 35 years in public school. For her last 8 years she served as a Science Teacher Mentor with Region 14 Education Service Center. As a Science Teacher Mentor she received over 105 hours of in-service training each year along with necessary materials to implement training in her classroom. In exchange she shared the information with students and teachers on her campus. Fun Science Fridays became a highlight of the year for second grade students at Johnston Elementary. Mrs. Dotson is also a Texas Master Naturalist and a Texas Master Gardener. She brings knowledge of native plants and animals to the classroom and takes students outside to investigate whenever possible. Her desire is to make science and nature come alive for students as they investigate the world around them.