Inside the Teacher of the Year reception

Dante
Apr 25, 2013
On Tuesday, Megan introduced you to the 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau. Definitely check out her post to learn more about what makes him stand out! Charbonneauwas honored by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Tuesday. But the day before, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosted her annual Teacher of the Year reception at the Vice President’s residence, the Naval Observatory. There, Charbonneauand dozens of other state Teachers of the Year mingled, shared their stories and ideas, and chatted with the Second Lady. They also spoke with Kid Reporter Emily Shao! Emily was at the event, covering it for the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, and she spoke withCharbonneauas well as Maryland Teacher of the Year Rhonda Holmes-Blankenshipabout how they’ve impacted kids’ lives and made school a better place to learn, become better students, and grow as people. Check out Emily’s story for some interesting insight into this year’s National Teacher of the Year, and let us know who you would nominate as Teacher of the Year in the comments section below! Photo:Kid Reporter Emily Shao interviews 2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau at the annual Teacher of the Year reception hosted by Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. (Courtesy Emily Shao)