FORT WORTH - A Ballinger graduate was honored as one of the 2017 Fort Worth ISD District Teachers of the Year on May 4 at the annual Awards Dinner at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

FORT WORTH - A Ballinger graduate was honored as one of the 2017 Fort Worth ISD District Teachers of the Year on May 4 at the annual Awards Dinner at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  Chris Workman, son of David and Brenda Workman of Ballinger, was selected as secondary Teacher of the Year among the district's 55 campuses.
During the event, Workman was presented with $5,000 gift card from Central Market/HEB.
Workman teaches ninth grade Algebra at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School. He has 13 years of teaching experience and has served as the Math Department Head since 2013. 
He is also the head boys basketball coach and assistant football coach.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry, with minors in education and kinesiology from Angelo State University. 
For the past three years, Workman has served on the Student Ownership and Responsibility team as part of Vanderbilt University’s research in Fort Worth ISD. 
Workman is also highly involved in his church and spends much of his time supporting the community through the North Hill ministry, Jog for John fundraiser, and the Young Life Program.  He strives to encourage students to become lifelong learners. 
Workman is a 2000 graduate of Ballinger High School.  He and his wife Macy have a five year old son Jonah.  His family is hosting a surprise visitation for his acquaintances from this area from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 5 at the St. Hubert Pastoral Center, 605 North Fifth Street, from 5-7 p.m.