Monday, April 30, 2007

Niece Teacher of the Year

My niece Tamra Tiong, daughter of my sister Chris McLeod, teaches special education at a reservation school in New Mexico. Tammy was selected State Teacher of the Year!

She then went on to be one of the four finalists for National Teacher of the Year! We are so proud of Tammy, not only for this honor, but for her dedicated work with her students.

If you would like to read or hear the U.S. President acknowledge her achievement, you can do so (several paragraphs down) in this speech at the White House.

2 comments:

Love2Learn Mom said...

Wow - that is incredible!

Margaret Mary Myers. said...

Thank you, Alicia. As I said, I'm more proud of her for what she does than what she won. But it's pretty neat, too, isn't it? She was especially happy for her school and her state.