Dallas ISD Spanish Teacher Receives International Recognition

Dallas ISD Spanish teacher Akash Patel has received international recognition, earning a place within the International Literacy Association (ILA) 2021 30 Under 30 list. Akash Patel has worked hard to promote global citizenship in schools, and his efforts have earned him global fame.

A Patch article published on January 13th commented on the news, saying: “Akash Patel, the founder at Happy World Foundation Inc. and Spanish teacher at Ignite Middle School, is one of 30 literacy leaders named to the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) 2021 30 Under 30 list. The global list celebrates rising innovators, disruptors, and visionaries in the literacy field.”

International Literacy Association (ILA) promotes global citizenship education, according to an NBC 5 DFW article from January 20th. This article reads, “The organization ‘promotes global citizenship education, citizen-to-citizen diplomacy, and cross-cultural understanding in schools and communities worldwide’ according to the website. ‘Happy World Foundation’ connects students from all over the US to children in more than 150 countries. ‘They engage in conversation with that person to learn more about culture, country, traditions, economy, a powerful way of helping children dispel stereotypes and treat everyone the same,’ said DISD teacher, Akash Patel. Literacy teachers from all over the world competed for the recognition.”

Patel, who is only 29 years old, has brought pride to all of Dallas, commented James C., a representative for Walnut Central Orthodontics. James says, “Akash Patel has still got many years of teaching in Dallas and other parts of the world ahead of him, and we are absolutely certain that he will go on to do greater things in the future. We look forward to it and wish him the absolute best.”

Many local businesses celebrated Patel’s achievement, including Walnut Central Orthodontics, which published a post covering the topic on their website. The dental clinic has the unique distinction of being among the top 1% of all Invisalign providers in the entirety of North America, and Dr. Joshika B. Kanabar (one of the lead doctors of Walnut Central Orthodontics) was even defined by Invisalign to be, “among the most experienced Invisalign providers in all of North America.” As such, the dental practice takes a keen interest in the overall progress of their community.

Walnut Central Orthodontics’ patients tend to have nothing but great things to say about the clinic and the work they do. On their Google page, the practice boasts a perfect 5-Star rating from over 200 reviews. Carlos Machado says in his review, “I am a client and also have brought three of my children to be treated by Dr. Kanabar and her associate Dr. Choi. Their level of professionalism is second to none, and my whole family has experienced amazing results, especially with their Invisalign treatment. They are the best at what they do, and I strongly recommend them!”

In another review, Emil George writes, “Before starting treatment here, I had looked up a couple of places to go. I was leaning towards Walnut Central Orthodontics but wanted to make my decision after going to their free consultation. Now, it's been several months since I started my Invisalign treatment here, and I'm very glad I went with this clinic. I have seen both Dr. Kanabar and Dr. Choi, who I think are very professional in their work while also super courteous. The rest of their staff is also very polite and makes sure you are comfortable during your visits. I only had one issue at the beginning of my treatment, and they were able to correct it within a reasonable amount of time. I have had no problems since, only improvement with my teeth. I would definitely recommend them for any of your orthodontist needs. Can't wait to finish up my treatment and see my final results. Thanks, Walnut Central Orthodontics!”

Learn more about Walnut Central Orthodontics, their history in the field, and their wide-ranging services at their official website or their blog. Those interested may reach out to James C. via email or phone to follow up on any further inquiries. Alternatively, the clinic can also be contacted via the contact us form on their website. Social media users may follow Walnut Central Orthodontics on their preferred platforms in order to stay abreast of their latest activities, announcements, and offers. Find them on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more.


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9669 N Central Expy #105, Dallas, TX 75231