During the final day of training at the National Teacher of the Year Program Conference we focused on getting a clear message out to the public. We are experts at what is going on in classrooms and schools, and we MUST engage in the public conversation about education. Thank you to Doug for superb media training and Josh for reminding us of the power of social media in this day and age.
Teaching, leading, and learning. Those words sum up our mission during the next 12 months. Fifty-four teachers (representing all of the states and four U.S. territories) will now balance their classroom responsibilities with their new leadership role. And we all agree that we will learn a lot along the way! The journey officially begins!