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In Today’s News

April 26, 2012

7th grade English teacher named 2012 National Teacher of the Year

Rebecca Mieliwocki who teaches in Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank, California was honored today in a White House ceremony with 53 other state teachers of the year. I enjoyed reading the article at this link about the event and hopefully you read it and feel proud that you have selected the noble profession of teaching!

Here is a segment of the article written by Liana Heitin:

“In a humble yet self-assured speech, Mieliwocki told the audience of several hundred educators and policymakers, “I’m not the best teacher in America—there isn’t one.” But like other successful teachers, “I have a warm and welcoming heart for all students,” she said. “And I have the unshakeable understanding that students can do anything they put their minds to.”
In her application, Mieliwocki noted that she also sees herself as “a 12-year-old goofball” on the inside. “While I am always a consummate professional, there’s nothing in the playbook that says teachers need to be stuffy or staid or that learning has to be dry and dull,” she wrote.”


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