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At CBS This Morning for the announcement of the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. I got to meet the legendary Charlie Rose, take a selfie with Norah O’Donnell, and help Gayle King rhyme the pronunciation of my name with “banana.”
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President Obama awarding the crystal apple for NTOY at the Rose Garden in April, 2015. My 2015 class of 54 State Teachers of the Year are with me.
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The smile on my face is one of incredulity. I can’t believe that I am listening to a man I admire so much say such nice things about me. Click here to see the video.
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Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, was incredibly kind to me. And President Obama made sure I didn’t trip over the stones in the walkway out to the ceremony.
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All 54 members of the 2015 Class of State Teachers of the Year. (All states plus the District of Columbia, the Dept. of Defense Education Activity, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas Islands).
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This is still one of the most surreal experiences of my life – walking with the President of the United States to get a cup of tea on a beautiful day.
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The “Texas Rising” premiere at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas at the invitation of the History Channel, who honored me, Chef Paul Qui, Sarah Martinez, and Melanie Luttrell accepting the award on behalf of her husband, Marcus.
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Speaking at the 2015 Amarillo ISD Convocation before the school year with Dr. Dana West, Jill Bempong, and Omar Barakat.

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