The Yearbook

  • freshman

    Margaret Sassorossi

    This woman (my grandma) is an inspiration to me. I am following in her footsteps as a math teacher and hope to live up to her legacy.
  • freshman

    The Young Family

    In honor of Ms. Clara and Mr. Keller at Tuckahoe Elementary during Teacher Appreciation Week with many thanks for everything that they do!
  • freshman

    Ellen and Jerry

    We honor our daughter, who helps support teachers, and our friends who go above and beyond the call of duty for their students.
  • freshman

    Alissa Platz

    Thank you to public school educators for inspiring the next generation of learners and leaders!
  • freshman

    April Reisma, 2018 NEA Foundation California Casualty Awardee

    Public education is the foundation of our country. We all have a responsibility to protect it!
  • freshman

    Scott Nine

    Our collective future is uncertain in direct proportion to our honoring and investment in meaningful learning and powerful communities.
  • freshman

    Allison Parker Riddle

    Public education provides hope, strength, and inspiration for every community. It's been my honor and joy to teach and change lives!
  • freshman

    Soledad O’Brien

    The promise of public education is it creates opportunity. Thanks for your role in creating a system that harnesses the power of the mind.
  • freshman

    Christian Duffus

    Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things different.
  • freshman

    Sandra Walker

    I have had an absolute blast being a teacher! Each day is a surprise and a joy! Thank you for letting me have an impact on your lives, kids!
  • freshman

    Lissa O’Rourke

    I have learned more from my students than they will ever learn from me.
  • freshman

    Nick Archuleta

    Education is the key that unlocks the door to endless possibilities.
  • freshman

    Valeria Lassiter

    My first post is honor of my 7th Grade Teacher, Ms. Nancy Kay Wall. Toward the end of the school year, she gave me the book The Bluest Eye.
  • freshman

    Deborah M. Meaux

    To strengthen America as a ray of light to the world, we must give ALL its children the torch of knowledge, love, and faith in themselves.
  • freshman

    Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig

    To learn more about Julian's passion for education and social justice, visit the blog Cloaking Inequity.
  • freshman

    In honor of Sara Sneed

    The love between a mother and daughter is forever. Sara, your Mom is watching from above with great pride.
  • freshman

    Carol Bauer

    Life is an adventure and the best adventures begin with friends. Thanks NEA Foundation for being part of my adventure. China Class of 2017.
  • junior

    Sara A. Sneed

    In honor of an extraordinary woman and phenomenal educator: my mother, Nettie J. Sneed.
  • freshman

    Dave

    My mother was a teacher. My daughter and her new husband are teachers. I probably should've been a teacher. Teacher's are critical!
  • freshman

    Mary Ellen Kanthack

    Public education is where we get the chance to realize our amazing selves and the tools to create a world better than we may have found it.
  • freshman

    Monica Bryant

    Thank you to the educators who work everyday to make sure students walk out of their classrooms better people than when they walked in.
  • freshman

    Mary E. Pinkston

    For those who came before me, I thank you for inspiring me. For those who will come after me, I ask that you never stop learning.
  • freshman

    Kristen Record

    It is the responsibility of all public school teachers to advocate for what is best for our kids and schools! #TeachersLeading
  • freshman

    Barbara Gray

    My passionate for public education is because of all the lives touched - my children, grandchildren, and all the students through the years.
  • freshman

    Eric Wayne

    "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."- Benjamin Franklin
  • freshman

    Lea Wainwright

    Children deserve the best education we can imagine for them and our best efforts to try to create it.
  • freshman

    Sarah Merchlewitz Kuhner

    Thank you to my educator parents, Luke and Brenda, for instilling the love of public education in me and countless other children!
  • freshman

    Charlie Giglio

    Public education is the bedrock of our democracy!
  • freshman

    Patricia Scully

    I am passionate about teaching our children that the world is awaiting them with new and exciting experiences, just open the door!
  • freshman

    Colleen Parker

    I am committed to exploring global education with our students to inspire them to become involved in their world as our future leaders.
  • freshman

    Hilda Kendrick-Appiah

    Public Education is the heart of our country. Public education breathes life into our students. It is the foundation of our society.
  • freshman

    Terri Vest

    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”-Nelson Mandela We need to change the world! Let's do it!
  • freshman

    Teresa Meredith

    Public Education changed my life, thanks to dedicated teachers like Mrs. Taylor and countless others who made sure I didn't give up.
  • freshman

    Julie Midkiff, NBCT

    I am passionate about education because of the impact the Arts have on my students & by collaborating with my awesome network of colleagues!
  • freshman

    Alicia Pahl-Cornelius

    The NEA Foundation changed my professional life! Public School Teachers change life every day. Let's support all teachers and students.
  • freshman

    Pamela D. West

    "You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen." - Vince Gowmon
  • freshman

    Jolene Hough

    Public Education was designed to do what its name indicates: education for the public. I am proud to have been in it for 36 years.
  • freshman

    Dr. Joe Underwood

    Outside my class I’m a Red Hat for college football. I stop games for TV ads. I teach TV, so my students get an inside look at the industry.
  • freshman

    Janice Walton

    In honor of all the amazing educators who have inspired me and countless other children. Thank you <3.
  • freshman

    RaeAnn Rumery

    I continue to promote the passion for public education through mentoring efforts with our next generation of teachers!
  • freshman

    In memory of Dr. Gary Corcoran

    My father believed in the power of music education to inspire people and enrich lives. He passed this on to me and to countless students!
  • freshman

    Laura West

    Public education allows EVERY student a chance to move forward!
  • freshman

    Loretta Arian Ragsdell

    "Education is the passport to the life we all richly deserve. It answers all things."
  • freshman

    In Honor of Harriet Sanford

    Thanks to Harriet for her outstanding work on behalf of public education.
  • sophomore

    Cathy Zier

    Thank you to all our Educators who make all children’s future so bright!
  • freshman

    Rhonda Johnson

    Public education, the foundation of a democratic society, teaches students to balance individual rights with responsibilities toward others.
  • freshman

    Drue Haarsager

    Public education helps us to discover a better, more hopeful version of ourselves.
  • freshman

    Kevin Anderson

    Here's to you, Mom. 33 years of dedicated teaching in DC Public Schools. Always there. Always on time. Never tired. We love you.
  • freshman

    Kevin Anderson

    "Education commences at the mother's knee; every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character." HB
  • freshman

    Michael Posner

    Public education is the gateway to our collective future
  • freshman

    Donna Cuyler

    Public education teaches students about the world, values diverse perspectives, and empowers students to create a better future for all.
  • freshman

    Mrs. Joyce J. Click, 40 + Years as a Public School Music Educator

    Public educator reformer, Horace Mann once said " Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer...."
  • freshman

    Anna Smith

    Teach on purpose! Encourage a student to excel!
  • freshman

    Bonnie Cullison

    My wish is that every child has the opportunities and experiences to build a foundation for a lifetime of goals met and dreams achieved.
  • freshman

    Craig Beals

    Teach with Fire! (Metaphorically, of course!)
  • freshman

    Teach for Season. Friends for Life.

    The future of the United States depend upon an educated public. Knowledge is the citizen's most effective defense against tyranny.
  • freshman

    Jacob Morello

    My public school teachers shaped who I am today, and I’m eternally grateful to them!
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    freshman

    Meg Porta

    In honor of all the public school teachers I have had and all the public school teachers that I know. You rock!
  • senior

    Jeffrey Freund

    Paul Simon sang: “When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school; it’s a wonder I can think at all.” We’re changing that tune.
  • freshman

    Maryann Woods-Murphy

    As a teacher, I help children find their superpowers, confidence, & will to create and grow. Their joy in learning tells me there is hope & a future for us all!
  • freshman

    Logan Okita

    The journey not the arrival matters. -T. S. Eliot
  • senior

    Peter Heckman

    In honor of my many educator family members and all the Horace Mann agents who serve the public education community.
  • freshman

    Daaiyah Bilal-Threats

    An opportunity to support public schools is an opportunity to better our world and strengthen our democracy. Congratulations on 50 years!
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  • freshman

    Monica Washington

    To my Mommy, my first teacher in life, to the brilliant educators I know, and to every student I taught who in turn taught me, thank you.
  • freshman

    Christopher Stone

    "I'm more interested in creating enthusiasm for exploring the world than just teaching the facts to kids.” -Seymour Simon
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    freshman

    Jonathan Gillentine

    We who support public education know the promise of education for ALL children, regardless of who they are and where they come from!
  • freshman

    Al Rabanera

    Each day is a new opportunity to make an impact on our students' lives.
  • freshman

    Jesse Graytock

    Everything I have, and everywhere I've been, is due to public education. Thank you to all the educators who've helped me along the way!
  • freshman

    Susan Burk

    My son got an excellent public school education from Pre-K to college. I am so proud of my Temple University graduate!
  • freshman

    Bob Porta

    I believe a better educated public is the only way to improve the way our country is run.
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    freshman

    Melissa Slaughter

    In honor of my mom, a devoted public school teacher and counselor & appreciating the educators who guide, instruct, and support my children.
  • freshman

    Stephanie Johnson

    It was a dream come true to be an Award for Teaching Excellence recipient; it represents all my dedication and success as a school teacher.
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    junior

    Harriet Sanford

    The future belongs to the young who are allowed to wonder and question as they learn.
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    freshman

    Harriet Sanford

    Public Education creates new opportunities!
  • junior

    Eric James

    Celebrating my favorite teacher, my mom, a 42 year veteran of Maryland Public Schools.
  • freshman

    Juliana Avery

    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats
  • freshman

    Liz Dunning

    With you every step of the way
  • sophomore

    Annelise Cohon

    “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai
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    freshman

    Megan Berry

    "This post is dedicated to my family—the wind beneath my wings!"
  • junior

    Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh

    "Public education carries with it a responsibility to celebrate and nurture the talents of every child. That is the promise of public education and it is a sacred trust."
  • freshman

    Robert Adams

    "The whole wide world is waiting for you!"
  • Monthly Donor

    junior

    Meg Porta

    "In honor of my parents, Pat & Bob Porta, who deeply valued education and always supported my pursuit of it. Love you forever."
  • freshman

    Mary Eldredge-Sandbo

    "Oh how I love public education - our most precious treasure that touches hearts, broadens minds, develops understanding, and builds a beautiful future!"
  • junior

    Luke Merchlewitz

    "A big thank you to my friends, family, and teachers for making me who I am today!"
  • freshman

    Leslie Chekin

    "Annandale High School’s Theatre Without Borders students from Ghana, the Dominican Republic and Vietnam perform their 2013 production of Midsummer Night’s Dream."
  • freshman

    Kristen Shannon

    “The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.” bell hooks
  • freshman

    Jessica Wechter

    "In honor of ALL the K-12 public school teachers in my family: Rena & Kevin (MA), Jeremy & Dara (NY), and Cheryl (NJ), & across the country!"
  • freshman

    Carah Casler

    "As teachers, we must bring the world to our students, think critically, facilitate empathy, and inspire action to change the world."
  • freshman

    Katrina Moreno

    “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
  • sophomore

    Terri Butts

    "Third grader: Hey, should I wear Cover Girl or Maybelline tomorrow? Me: What do you mean? Student: You said tomorrow was a make-up day!"
  • junior

    Katherine Underwood

    "Congratulations on 50 years of supporting Public Education and Educators! NCUEA was there from the beginning!"
  • freshman

    Reginald Weaver

    I feel such joy when students thank me in so many ways, including on social media, for playing a role in their success. Knowing they see me as a good teacher is one of the rewards of teaching.
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