Elizabeth Johnston; Executive Director of the Prosper Education Foundation, Paul Grenier, Attorney with the Grenier Law Firm; Harlan Jefferson, President of Prosper Rotary; Patrick Jaccar, Park Place Lexus Plano New Car Sales Manager; Lynley Nall, Elementary Teacher of the Year for Prosper ISD and Life Skills Teacher at Folsom Elementary School; Dr. Holly Ferguson, Superintendent of Prosper ISD; Ashley Pontarelli, Principal of Folsom Elementary School; and Debra Smith, President of the Prosper ISD School Board
Park Place Lexus Plano recognized Prosper Independent School District Teachers of the Year, Lynley Nall and Richard Branch. Nall, a life skills teacher at Folsom Elementary, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year. Branch, a sixth-grade teacher at Hays Middle School, was recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year.
The two Prosper 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 to four passes to the Dallas Arboretum, and a Park Place insulated bag with Park Place swag.
“There is no higher calling than teaching,” said Chris Brunner, Park Place Lexus Plano General Manager. “We recognize the long hours our teachers work in their selfless drive to educate our children. Park Place Lexus has supported the Teachers of the Year program in Prosper ISD for many years, and we will continue to honor them for their dedication and enthusiasm.”
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 parkplace.com.