Posted by: TheLCster
Dr. Biden said being surrounded by teachers at the reception made it one of her “absolute favorite events of the year”:
“Just like each of you – I see day in and day out in my classroom the critical importance of education to the lives of Americans and the success of our nation.
I love being a teacher because I see that I can make a difference in the lives of my students. Regardless of the subject I’m teaching, my goal is to impart a sense of confidence in my students that will give them the strength to move in a positive direction.
I know each of you here tonight could share similar stories about your students who have been inspired by something you have taught them – and have, in turn, inspired you.
You stand here as the best of the best – each being honored this week for going above and beyond for your students, and our country.
So – on behalf of myself, my husband the Vice President, and President and Mrs. Obama – I want to say Thank You.”