February 12, 2013

PA Teacher of the Year attends State of the Union Address

Devin - 2013 Teacher of the YearPresident Barack Obama delivered this year's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to a joint session of Congress in the Chamber of the House of Representatives in the United States Capitol.

Once again, Pennsylvania educators were represented at the State of the Union Address, as Ryan Devlin, member of Brockway Education Association and Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year attended the address as a guest seated in the gallery.

"I am thrilled about the opportunity to attend this year's State of the Union and hear what the President has to say regarding public education," said Devlin. "I appreciate the chance to talk to national leaders about education."

Brockway teaches English and Technology at Brockway Area High School. He received an invitation to attend the address from Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, since President Obama focused on public education during the course of his speech.

"When I told my students why I wasn't going to be in school on Tuesday, they were really excited to find out where I was going," added Devlin. "They told me that they plan to watch the address and look for me in the House Gallery during the President's speech."

In 2012, Chester Upland School District math and literacy teacher Sara Ferguson attended the State of the Union Address as a guest of President Obama.

Pictured: Ryan Devlin




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