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Lauren Morgan, Park Place Lexus Grapevine; Jessica Musgrave, Park Place Lexus Grapevine; Patton Garay, Grapevine High School Secondary Teacher of The Year; Ashley Benson, Brandford Elementary Teacher of The Year; Charles Owen, Park Place Lexus Grapevine General Manager; and Tony Carnevale, Grapevine Middle School Paraprofessional of The Year.

Park Place Lexus Grapevine recognized Grapevine – Colleyville Independent School District Teachers of the Year, Ashley Benson and Patton Garay. Benson, a teacher at Brandford Elementary, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year with Garay, a teacher at Grapevine High School recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year.  

The two Grapevine – Colleyville ISD teachers were offered their choice to drive a Lexus IS or NX for the 2023 summer, plus two tickets to a Texas Rangers game with a parking pass and access to the Lexus Lounge that includes an “all you can eat” buffet and drinks of choice. In addition, the teachers will receive four passes to the Dallas Arboretum, a $100 gift card to Southlake Town Square, and a Park Place insulated bag with Park Place swag.

“We love celebrating the teachers who commit their time, energy and resources to ensuring the next generation of leaders get the best opportunity to learn,” said Charles Owen, Park Place Lexus Grapevine General Manager. “What makes our community a great place to live and work begins with the teachers who show up everyday to encourage their students to explore new concepts and topics. We applaud all the teachers at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD for their passion to educate.” 

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates nine full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Acura, and Sprinter Vans. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Plano and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit

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