After the NEWS 9 segment, I traveled to Shawnee's Will Rogers Elementary school where I met up with Teaching and Learning Specialist Larry Miller. We brought lunch for the faculty at WR.
They are near 100% in membership and a very strong part of our Shawnee local. I had the privilege of talking to many of WR's teachers including Building Representative Jeannie DeYoung. Jeannie told me that he daughter is teaching in Tulsa. What a great way to honor Mom's profession--by following in her footsteps.
Will Rogers has this year's Shawnee Teacher of the Year in Stephanie Canada, a Physical Education teacher who paused to take a picture with local President Mandy Hillhouse and me.