Phoenix teacher recognized at White House teacher appreciation ceremony

May 5, 2016, 5:30 AM | Updated: 11:51 am

PHOENIX — A Phoenix elementary school teacher has been recognized among a group of outstanding educators at during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, according to a recent press release.

Lorialle Haynes (Photo: NIET)

Lorialle Haynes (Photo: NIET)

Lorialle Haynes, a second-grade teacher at Collier Elementary School in Phoenix was invited to a ceremony at the White House to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day.

In the release, Haynes said she is “honored” to work among her fellow educators and get the opportunity to celebrate with them at the White House.

“Being able to attend an event such as this at the White House was an amazing privilege and I couldn’t be more thankful,” the release read. “When I heard the President speak about education and the work we do as teachers, my heart was reminded yet again that I have the most amazing and rewarding career.”

Haynes, who is a part of the Teacher Advancement Program, also known as TAP, joined the National Teacher of the Year, state Teachers of the Year and other “outstanding” educators at the event to honor those in the education field.

The second-grade teacher has been in the classroom for three years, leading students in a school of mostly English second-language learners.

Dr. Gary Stark, chief executive officer at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, said in the release that Haynes is among a group of educators in the TAP program who were honored at the event.

“Lorialle Haynes and the other TAP educators at the event are working in their schools and districts, but also at the state and national level, to promote the teaching profession and highlight the importance of strong classroom instruction for student achievement,” the release read.

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