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Teacher of the Year

 
2018 Pre Ceremony 2018 National Teacher of the Year to Deliver Ceremony Keynote Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning will deliver the NBRS keynote address at 3:30 on Wednesday, November 7th.   Ms. Manning will speak on Building Community: Compassion, Connection, and Commitment. Ms. Manning teaches English to newly arrived refugee and immigrant students in the Newcomer Center Read More

Sydney Chaffee at NBRS Ceremony Keynote Speech The Hero’s Journey: What Role Will You Play? For the ceremony’s keynote speech, National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee drew on the myth of The Hero’s Journey—a quest story that takes its actor from the comforts of the known world into a wider, unknown world of threats and challenges. Critically, at certain Read More

Sean McComb Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, after reviewing the many options before him, elected to go back to the classroom. “I’m a high school teacher,” he told the audience, “I don’t give up easily.” McComb described his own childhood in evoking “a place called school” where he–and countless other students–found, and find, safety and Read More

2014 National Teacher of the Year to Address NBRS Ceremony Sean McComb, an inspired high school English teacher and the 2014 National Teacher of the Year, will be a featured speaker at the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony November 10 – 11 in Washington, DC. McComb, who will speak at 9:45 am on Tuesday, November 11, has taught English Language Arts at Patapsco High Read More

jeffrey charbonneau, 2014 teacher of the year To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, here is 2014 National Teacher of the Year responding to an question after his speech at the 2013 NBRS Ceremony. A member of audience asked: “I was wondering if you had a teacher who inspired you, especially in the field of science.” Here’s how Jeff Charbonneau answered: “I actually had Read More

jeffrey charbonneau, 2014 teacher of the year To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, here is 2014 National Teacher of the Year responding to an question after his speech at the 2013 NBRS Ceremony. A member of audience asked: “I was wondering if you had a teacher who inspired you, especially in the field of science.” Here’s how Jeff Charbonneau answered: “I actually had Read More

Jeff Charbonneau Jeff Charbonneau to Address NBRS 2013 Ceremony “Welcome to another day in paradise!” That’s how Board-certified science teacher Jeff Charbonneau, the 2013 National Teacher of the Year, greets his students at Zillah High School (Zillah, WA). A joyful teacher who admits he feels like he hasn’t gone to ‘work’ since he started teaching, Charbonneau, 35, Read More

Michelle Shearer flanked by President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan Valedictorian of her high school and a Princeton University undergraduate, Michelle Shearer was discouraged by her peers for wanting to “waste” her brilliance by teaching. But something tugged at Shearer, the daughter of a teacher, and she found herself, while completing her degree at Princeton, an avid and committed volunteer at the New Jersey School for Read More

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