The National Alliance today issued the following statement regarding Sydney Chaffee, the first charter public school teacher to be named National Teacher of the Year:
“The National Alliance heartily congratulates Sydney Chaffee on being named National Teacher of the Year. At the Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston, Massachusetts, Sydney has transformed her classroom into a tool for social justice, and outside of its four walls, is building community partnerships that expand her students’ horizons. In the decade that Sydney has taught at Codman Academy Charter Public School, she has left an enduring mark on the lives of her students and colleagues.
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