Morning News Tries to Burn Elementary School For Misspelling, Misspells Word in Process

On the DMN‘s Education Blog yesterday, reporter Matthew Haag took Zaragoza Elementary School to task for its outdoor sign. The sign read:

Greg Robertson
Teachre of the Year
Miss. Salazar Assistance
Teacher of the Year

Haag responded:

I drove past Zaragoza Elementary School in Dallas ISD this morning and did a double-take when I saw the school’s sign. Of course, the word is spelled teacher — not “teachre.” And the position is assistant teacher — not “assitance teacher.”

Of course, the word is spelled assistance — not “assitance.”

UPDATE: So I’ve been informed this is technically not a misspelling, since you can’t misspell a misspelled word. Let’s go with, mistranscription?