“I hope to be the voice for all students who feel unseen, unheard, unappreciated and undervalued in America,” says Virginia social studies teacher.
The evidence is in: When unions, district officials, school boards, parents and community members work together, students succeed.
“We are creating confident, strong citizens, who are collaborative, compassionate, and powerful,” Mandy Manning tells delegates.
Doing what is best for students may mean taking action outside the classroom. “We have to be willing to get uncomfortable,” says Mandy Manning.
A teacher of newly arrived refugee and immigrant students, Washington educator believes teaching fearlessness in students is a critical first step in creating a more hopeful, safer, and kinder society.
2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes on supporting new educators, teaching social justice and advocating for students.
“When students look at us they see role models and someone they can be proud of,” says Connecticut educator Jahana Hayes.
On National Teacher Day, “let us ensure our educators know how much we value their service in the classroom,” Obama said.
Connecticut social studies educator is honored for her commitment to community service and efforts to promote teaching as a profession.
Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher from Amarillo, Texas delivered a rousing reminder of why millions of educators answer the call to teach.