Podcast: Mary Hansen, 2016 Department of Defense Teacher of the Year

Leading from the Classroom: Insights from the 2016 Teachers of the Year

In this episode, Mary Hansen, a gifted education teacher at Crossroads Elementary School in Quantico, Virginia, is going to tell us how some of the most powerful lessons in life come when we least expect them.

Here’s Mary.

I teach military-connected students who define their benchmarks as events, not dates. Lives defined by the number of moves, not number of birthdays. Lives defined by deployments and absences, not by lost teeth.

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