Sunday, May 1, 2011
Teacher of the Year!
The 2011 National Teacher of the Year earned her graduate degree in deaf education from Gallaudet University. Michelle Shearer is currently an advanced placement chemistry teacher in Frederick County, Maryland at Urbana High School. She previously taught high school chemistry and mathematics at the Maryland School for the Deaf. Shearer says the two biggest influences toward becoming a teacher were her parents, both teachers, and students at the New Jersey's Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf, where she was a classroom volunteer as an undergraduate. She will receive the award given by the Council of Chief State School Officers Tuesday at the White House from President Obama.