National Teacher of the Year

National Teacher of the Year

 

2013 National Teacher of the Year: Jeffrey Charbonneau

It's called Washington Week - the time of year when Teachers of the Year from every state gather in Washington, D.C., to participate in activities honoring them for their dedication to and excellence in education. The highlight of the week happens when the teachers visit the White House to meet the president of the United States and are introduced to the nation during a recognition ceremony. The president proudly presents the National Teacher of the Year with the Crystal Apple Award, representing the traditional symbol of teaching. During his remarks, 2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeffrey Charbonneau said, "I firmly believe that we are a nation of succeeding schools…. The students of public education in the United States of America have some of the best opportunities to succeed."

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