Sarah Brown Wessling, National Teacher of the Year, Presentation
National Teacher of the Year and ISU Alum, Sarah Brown Wessling will give brief presentation to faculty, followed by a reception.
From The Huffington Post:
WASHINGTON — A high school English teacher from Iowa who incorporates everything from singing to Facebook in her lessons has been recognized by President Barack Obama as the nation's top teacher.
Obama introduced Sarah Brown Wessling on Thursday in a ceremony in the Rose Garden.
"Her students don't just write five-paragraph essays, but they write songs, public service announcements, film story boards, even grant proposals for their own not-for-profit organizations," the president said, adding that one of Wessling's students reported that learning in her classroom was never boring.
"I'm not sure I could have said that when I was in school," said Obama.
Wessling teaches 10th- through 12th-graders at Johnston High School in Johnston, Iowa, where she's worked for a decade.