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05/05/15: During Teacher Appreciation Week, CCSSO Celebrates the History of the National Teacher of the Year Program

To help celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, the Council of Chief State School Officers is recalling the first-ever National Teacher of the Year Gerry Jones. Hear her account of the experience and see footage from the first National Teacher of the Year ceremony in 1952.

 
04/29/15: President Obama Recognizes State and National Teachers of the Year

President Barack Obama today recognized the 2015 State Teachers of the Year and newly announced 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden today.

 
04/27/15: Texas Teacher Named 2015 National Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers today announced that Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher from Amarillo, Texas, is the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.

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