I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as one of the four finalists for National Teacher of the Year! This news is a blessing. It comes at a much-needed time. Over the last week, all anyone's been talking about in education in Oklahoma are the budget cuts. I'm happy this news serves as a positive headline for education.
I'm proud to represent the hard working, dedicated, resilient educators who are doing what they can, with what they have. We know it's tough, but we teach with the same joy and passion every day because we know our work is important - that it's all about the kids!