Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Obama Honors National Teacher of The Year - ABC News

Obama Honors National Teacher of The Year - ABC News: President Obama honored Rebecca Mieliwocki as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year today, saying she is “the definition of above and beyond.”

“When kids finish a year in Rebecca’s class, they’re better readers and writers than when they started. But even more than that, they know how important they are, and they understand how bright their futures can be, and they know that if they work at it, there’s no limit to what they can achieve,” the president said at a White House ceremony.

Obama noted that the seventh grade English teacher from Burbank, Calif., has “high expectations” for her students and for herself, but that she also “knows that school can be fun.” The president highlighted Mieliwocki’s enthusiasm and her efforts to engage parents, including hosting family nights and offering class updates on Facebook.