Statement from Governor O'Malley on Michelle Shearer Being Named National Teacher of the Year
ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 1, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement today following the announcement of Frederick County teacher Michelle Shearer as National Teacher of the Year:
“We are so proud that one of Maryland’s own has been named National Teacher of the Year. I’d like to congratulate Michelle on this distinguished honor and commend her for her dedication and hard work.
“Maryland has become a national model for quality, public education. Thanks to outstanding teachers like Michelle and the diligence of our students, parents, faculty and staff, our public schools have been named number-one in the nation for three years in a row. Michelle’s ability to reach our students, her belief in the talents, skills and education of our people, and her commitment to the STEM disciplines have made her a national example for educational excellence.
“Working together with our federal and local partners, we will continue to improve public education in every region of our state, and make sure our teachers have the resources they need to educate Maryland’s next generation of leaders.”