Rebecka Peterson, a math teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been named the 2023 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Peterson is known for her daily blog, One Good Thing, in which she writes about something positive that happened in her classroom and encourages her students to do the same in their journals. She was also named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and one of six state-level finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The National Teacher of the Year program recognizes exceptional teachers and empowers them to participate in policy discussions at the state and national levels.
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