Teachers go to DCMay 2, 2016
President Obama to Honor Teachers of the Year
On Tuesday, May 3, President Obama will honor the 2016 National Teacher of the Year and finalists, alongside great educators from across the country, including NAEA Art Educator of the Year Barbara Clover. Maine’s Teacher of the Year, Talya Edlund is a third-grade teacher at Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabeth will be attending as well. Talya was the emcee earlier this year for the northern and southern Poetry Out Loud events held by the Maine Arts Commission.
Providing all children in America with the opportunity to get a world-class education is critical to their success and the success of our nation, and there is no more important factor in successful schools than great teachers. As part of the event, the President will lift up the role that great educators have played in improving our education system over the past seven years, and highlight the progress we have made since he took office.
The National Teacher of the Year is chosen from among the State Teachers of the Year by a national selection committee representing the major national education organizations organized by the Council of Chief State School Officers. As part of this year’s event teachers and educators from across the country will also join in the celebration.
WHAT: President Obama honors the 2016 National Teacher of the Year and finalists at the White House
WHEN: Tuesday, May 3 at 4:00 PM ET
The White House will be posting for the event on its social media channels on May 3 (@WhiteHouse on Twitter, White House on Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram).