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.
“Schools and their teachers are a stabilizing force in society and a fierce promoter and protector of our democracy,” says Texas educator.
Texas high school English teacher hopes to use opportunity to shape the conversation about reaching students in poverty.