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White House Honors Baltimore County Educator as National Teacher of the Year

A teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools was in the national spotlight.

National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb with President Barack Obama on May 1, 2014. (Credit: @WhiteHouse via Twitter)
National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb with President Barack Obama on May 1, 2014. (Credit: @WhiteHouse via Twitter)
Baltimore County educator and National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb was presented with a symbol of excellence—an apple trophy—at the White House Thursday.

McComb, who teaches at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Dundalk, was honored by President Barack Obama at the National Teacher of the Year ceremony, where he was joined by teachers from the 50 states, according to CNN.

"It is a privilege and an honor...to receive this recognition," McComb said.

Obama said that part of McComb's application for the National Teacher of the Year award included a letter from the family of one of his students.

"It speaks volumes about Sean...." Obama said of the letter, from parents whose daughter was dealing with the "drama" of being a teenager.

'No matter his schedule load, if he knew one of his students was in need, whether for a shoulder to cry on or a calming word of encouragement, he'd be there to help," the letter from the family said.

"I could not be prouder of Sean and all the teachers that are here today," Obama said, presenting McComb with his award.

"To all the teachers who are out there, and the millions who are working hard in classrooms all across our nation, we want to thank you as well," he added. "You're doing the Lord's work."

Related: National Teacher of the Year is Patapsco High's Sean McComb
Bernie Baroody May 04, 2014 at 09:04 PM
Baltimore County should name a street after HIM!!
Ron Metzger May 11, 2014 at 07:22 AM
Is it really that hard to say he teaches in a Dundalk school?
Kolo Jezdec May 11, 2014 at 08:55 PM
That is stated rather clearly in the 2nd paragraph...

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