Congratulations to Alabama, Hawaii, Indiana, and Texas! These states are the home of our four finalists for National Teacher of the Year, who were announced today. Click here to see the announcement. Each finalists' packet is linked to the announcement and includes their professional biography, community involvement, philosophy of teaching, position on education issues and trends, work to strengthen the profession, and message.
Announcements about the National Teacher of the Year Program always make me so proud of the profession and proud of CCSSO's commitment to publicly recognizing excellence in teaching. Ann Marie Corgill, Catherine Caine, Kathy Nimmer, and Shanna Peeples have all already inspired me. I look forward to learning more from them.