About Relay Dallas-Fort Worth
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Dean Jabari Sims
As founding dean of Relay Dallas-Fort Worth, Jabari Sims oversees the Metroplex’s growing teacher preparation programs. A Louisiana native, Sims started his career as a teacher in Houston, Texas. He eventually moved to New York City, where he taught, served in several education and school leadership positions, and was a founding principal at an elementary school in Brooklyn. During his time teaching in the Bronx, Sims’ 4th grade students earned the highest test scores in the state and were featured in the New York Daily News. Sims earned his M.Ed. in Education Administration from National Louis University, as well as a B.A. in English from Dillard University.
Dallas-Fort Worth Highlights
Get to know Dallas and Fort Worth.
METROPLEX POPULATION: 7.1 million
Fort Worth – known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture” – is home to some of the largest rodeos in the world. Fort Worth also houses the famous Cultural District, filled with nature (Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Zoo) and art (Casa Mañana, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth).
In Dallas, explore your "wild" side at the Dallas World Aquarium, which offers exotic sea creatures and a living rainforest with a plethora of interesting animals. Enjoy a football game at AT&T Stadium, home of America’s Team: the Dallas Cowboys.
The DFW area is also known for its delicious barbeque and Tex-Mex food, so dig in!
Most residents of Dallas and Fort Worth find that having a car is essential to get around. Public transportation is available in both cities, but it is not always convenient or practical.
The DART bus system operates in Dallas and 12 surrounding cities, serving over 200,000 passengers per day across a 700-square-mile area. The "T" bus service provides transportation for the Fort Worth area, serving over 25,000 people per day. The Trinity Railway Express is co-operated by DART and The T, and provides transportation between Dallas and Fort worth. Learn more about Dallas transportation and Fort-Worth transportation.
1825 Market Center Blvd., Ste.500
Dallas, TX 75207