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Murkowski Takes Lead To Praise America’s Teachers


Senator Meets With Alaska's Teacher of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A resolution honoring American teachers co-sponsored by Senator Lisa Murkowski unanimously passed the U.S. Senate.  "I still remember Mrs. Buness, my 1st grade teacher in Wrangell who instilled in me a love for learning," Murkowski said.  "America's children are being empowered every day by their teachers to think deeply about the world around them and become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow."

Senator Murkowski was the lead Republican co-sponsor for the Teacher Appreciation Week resolution put forward by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) to honor America's educators for their contribution to communities nationwide.  The National PTA originally designated the first calendar week in May as Teacher Appreciation Week in 1958.

Senator Murkowski added "As the school year begins to draw to a close in Alaska and across the country, I call on Alaskans to take a moment to thank the teachers who have made a positive difference in their lives and the lives of their children."

Senator Murkowski met with Alaska's Teacher of the Year Lorrie Heagy. Heagy is the librarian and music teacher at Glacier Valley Elementary in Juneau. (Senator Murkowski attended 5th and 6th grade at G.V. elementary)

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