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21. National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples

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What would prompt a newspaper reporter to enter the teaching profession?  Shanna Peeples is not only a Texas Teacher of the Year, but also the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.


Join Anthony Arno as he talks with Shanna Peeples about how one of her teachers comforted her when she moved midyear as a 7th grader, her role in assisting one of her students from Vietnam gain entry into Harvard, keeping her selection as National Teacher of the Year a secret for 6 weeks prior to the Whitehouse announcement, her walk with President Obama through the streets of DC, and stories from her travels of 300,000 air miles as National Teacher of the Year.

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Website: Shanna Peeples


Twitter: Shanna Peeples


CBS This Morning Interview


Student Testimonial Kayla Storrs


Whitehouse Ceremony Video


Walk to Coffee Shop with President Obama


NPR Featuring Shanna Peeples


Internet Resources: Twitter


Recommended Book: Never Work Harder Than Your Students by Robyn Jackson


Quote: “What we have loved, others will love, and we will teach them how.”  William Wordsworth




Final Period Before the Final Bell:


Morning Person or Night Owl

• Morning


Mac or PC

• Mac


Favorite Childhood Book

• The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery


First Paying Job

• Short Order Cook at Bowling Alley


Favorite TV Show

• The Walking Dead


Last Music Download or song playing in your car

• Relaxation Type Music


One Famous Person That You Would Invite for Dinner

• John Dewey


What would you do during an unexpected snow day?

• Read, Read, Read


Next Item on Bucket List

•  Europe