Podcast: Kim Thomas, 2016 Illinois Teacher of the Year

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

In this episode, Kim Thomas, a math teacher at Woodruff Alternative School in Peoria, Illinois, tells us how teachers plus students equal dreams coming true.

Here’s Kim.

We are in the toughest era to be a teacher. Teachers are the length, width, and height to education. You are the 3D superhero to every child in your classroom.

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