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May 3, 2010
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NAEYC congratulates the 2010 National Teacher of the Year
NAEYC is one of several education organizations on the National Selection Committee that recognizes an exemplary teacher each year
(Washington D.C.) - The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) congratulates Sarah Brown Wessling, an English teacher at Johnston High School in Johnston, Iowa, for being chosen the 2010 National Teacher of the Year.
“It is with great pleasure that I congratulate the newest National Teacher of the Year,” said Mark R. Ginsberg, executive director of NAEYC. “Excellent teachers can make a world of difference to any child and their skills and passion can help determine whether their students succeed in school, work, and life.”
As an education association, NAEYC understands how important excellent teachers are to create and maintain high-quality settings in all levels of education. Teachers are uniquely positioned to play a key role in strengthening families and preparing all students to succeed in life.
The National Teacher of the Year Program is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), a nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The association is the largest and most influential advocate for early care and education in the United States.
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Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.