Podcast: Shawn Sheehan, 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

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

In this episode, Shawn Sheehan, an algebra I teacher at Norman High School, in Norman, Oklahoma, tells us why he decided to run for office.

Here’s Shawn.

I thought to myself, whose approval are you waiting for to make things better? For the longest time, I thought I was waiting for the approval of parents, administrators, colleagues, students, the community, and even my own family members. Then I discovered I was waiting for my own approval. I was the one holding myself back.

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