Podcast: Natalie DiFusco-Funk, 2016 Virginia Teacher of the Year

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

In this episode, Natalie DiFusco-Funk, a fifth grade teacher at West Salem Elementary in Salem, Virginia, tells us how her perspective has shifted.

Here’s Natalie.

This role, this title, this position, whatever you want to call it, changes the lens through which you will now see the world of education and the world in general. As State Teacher of the Year, your seat will be turned and your perspective will shift. Being State Teacher of the Year isn’t about something amazing you did in this past year that suddenly deserves recognition. It’s about the simple moments every day for your entire career that have led you to this moment.

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