Preschool educator Tabatha Rosproy emphasizes the importance of speaking up and demanding union representation.
Preschool teacher Tabatha Rosproy, a Kansas-NEA member, is the first early childhood educator to win the honor.
Rodney Robinson tells RA delegates that lawmakers who refuse to stand up for our most vulnerable students will face a day of reckoning on election day.
“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.