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White House Releases “Teachers of the Year” State Dinner Guest List

White House Releases “Teachers of the Year” State Dinner Guest List
White House Releases “Teachers of the Year” State Dinner Guest List

This evening, First Lady Jill Biden will host the first-ever “Teachers of the Year” State Dinner at the White House. This event will honor the 2024 National Teacher of the Year, Missy Testerman from Tennessee, and the  State Teachers of the Year from across the country for their excellence in teaching and commitment to students’ learning. The Council of […]

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This evening, First Lady Jill Biden will host the first-ever “Teachers of the Year” State Dinner at the White House. This event will honor the 2024 National Teacher of the Year, Missy Testerman from Tennessee, and the  State Teachers of the Year from across the country for their excellence in teaching and commitment to students’ learning. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) oversees the National Teacher of the Year Program, which identifies exceptional teachers across the country.

The following is a complete list of expected guests: 

FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES, DR. JILL BIDEN

The Honorable Mala Adiga, Deputy Assistant to the President and Policy Director to the First Lady

Mrs. Kylie Altier, Louisiana Teacher of the Year & Mr. Garrett Altier

Ms. Kim Anderson

Mr. Zachary Arenz, New York Teacher of the Year & Mr. David Jarmusz

Mrs. Renée Atkinson, South Carolina Teacher of the Year & Mr. Johnson Atkinson

Mrs. Jillian Balow

Ms. Beth Barkley, District of Columbia Teacher of the Year & Ms. Dawn Barkley

Ms. Astral Battiste, U.S. Virgin Islands Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Sharnelle Molloy

Mr. Ronald Beaupre

Ms. Colette Beausoliel, Guam Teacher of the Year & Ms. Sharon Beausoliel

The Honorable Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & Dr. Carolina Reyes

The Honorable Anthony Bernal, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the First Lady

Dr. Ellen Bernstein

Dr. Roy Biñas Basa, New Mexico Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Rozel Jaena Basa

Ms. Leslie H. Blatteau

Mrs. Jen Bramson

Mrs. Sarah Brown

Ms. Sarah Brown Wessling

Mr. Taylor Bussinger, Kansas Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Jill Bussinger

The Honorable Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation & Mr. Chasten Buttigieg

Mr. Noel Candelaria

Dr. Liza Caraballo-Suarez

The Honorable Jessica Cardichon, Special Assistant to the President for Education

The Honorable Miguel Cardona, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education

Mr. Efrain Casillas, Arizona Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Evelyn Casillas

Mr. Joshua Chard, Maine Teacher of the Year & Mr. Robert Gauthier

Ms. Donna M. Chiera

Ms. Tanya T. Coats

Mrs. Sharon Cole, West Virginia Teacher of the Year & Mr. Chris Cole

Mr. Brian Michael Collins, Wisconsin Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Cynthia Collins

Mrs. Mary Kay Connerton, Maryland Teacher of the Year & Mr. Robert Connerton

Mr. John Corbin, Wyoming Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Melissa Corbin

Mrs. Aimée Couto, Rhode Island Teacher of the Year & Mr. Adam Couto

Mr. Casey Cuny, California Teacher of the Year & Mr. Dylan Cuny

Mr. Kevin James Dailey, Kentucky Teacher of the Year & Dr. Jessica Brownfield

Mr. Kevin Dalton

Mr. John Danielson

Ms. Evelyn DeJesus

Dr. Paolo A. DeMaria

Mrs. Elizabeth Duclos, New Hampshire Teacher of the Year & Mr. Jeremy Duclos

The Honorable Carlos Elizondo, Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary

Mr. Douglas Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States

Ms. Jasmine Estes

Ms. Brooke Evans

Ms. Marcella Fitisone, American Samoa Teacher of the Year & Mr. Lancelot Tei

Ms. Kiana Foster-Mauro, Connecticut Teacher of the Year & Ms. Jennifer Mauro

Ms. Margaret Frank

Mrs. Jackie Freitas, Hawaiʻi Teacher of the Year & Mr. Robert Freitas

Mrs. Kerrie Ann Gill, Department of Defense Education Activity Teacher of the Year & Mr. Andrew Gill

Ms. Julie Green

Mr. Cory Hafer, Delaware Teacher of the Year & Dr. Jocelyn Hafer

Ms. Andrea Hajek

Mr. Ryan Hardesty, Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Melissa Hardesty

Mr. David Hartsook

Mr. George J. Hawkins, Esq., South Dakota Teacher of the Year & Ms. Stacy Hawkins

The Honorable Jahana Hayes, U.S. Representative

The Honorable Chrissy Houlahan, U.S. Representative

Mr. Michael Houston, Minnesota Teacher of the Year & Ms. Amy Mousel-Houston

Mr. Aaron D. Huff

Mr. Roque C. Indalecio, Northern Mariana Islands Teacher of the Year & Mr. Andrew Romolo Orsini II

Mr. Fedrick Ingram

Ms. Candice Chavice Jackson, Michigan Teacher of the Year & Mr. Joseph Jackson

Mr. Edwin Jarnagin

Mr. Eric Jenkins, Indiana Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Kristen Jenkins

Mr. Mark Jewell

Ms. Deyon Johnson

Mrs. Yvonne Johnson

Mrs. Kimberly Samaria Jones, North Carolina Teacher of the Year & Mr. Joshua Norris

Mr. Jeff Keller, Virginia Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Courtney Keller

Mr. Gregory Kester, Missouri Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Amy Kester

Mr. Kevin Kicking Woman, Montana Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Joni Kicking Woman

Mr. Tom Klaameyer

Dr. Julie Kochanek

Ms. Kim Kohlhaas

Mr. Steve Kromer

Dr. James Lane

Ms. Nicole Lazarte

Mr. Dan Leeds

The Honorable Suzanne Lee, U.S. Representative

Mr. Mark Lowrie, Ohio Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Celina Lowrie

Dr. Eric G. Mackey

Mr. Fekru Makonnen

Ms. Aziza Malik, Vermont Teacher of the Year & Mr. Kevin Mailepors

Mrs. Carly Maloney, Utah Teacher of the Year & Mr. Jacob Maloney

Ms. Traci Manuel, Oklahoma Teacher of the Year & Ms. DeArnetta Ward

Ms. Gladys Márquez

The Honorable Cindy Marten, Deputy Secretary of Education
Mr. Ron Martin

Mrs. Jessica May, Colorado Teacher of the Year & Ms. Nancee Deason

Mr. Braeden Mayrisch

Ms. Shannon McCann

Mr. Beau McCastlain, Arkansas Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Dedra McCastlain

Ms. Melissa McGrath Mandato

Mrs. Margaret Reed Millar

Dr. Carissa Miller

Ms. Ann Mincks, Iowa State Teacher of the Year & Mr. Muneer Al Azzawi

Ms. Jennifer Mishory, Senior Advisor to the First Lady on Workforce Development and Education

Dr. Christyan Mitchell

Mr. Dan Montgomery

Dr. Jonathan Moore

Ms. Briana Morales, Illinois Teacher of the Year & Mr. Phillip Gordon

Ms. Lisa Morgan

Ms. Princess Moss

Ms. Sana-Alyse Muhammad

Mr. Joe Nappi, New Jersey Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Cristina Nappi

Ms. Janai Nelson

Mr. Jeff Norris, Alabama Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Sarah Norris

Mrs. Laura-Jeanne Penrod, Nevada Teacher of the Year & Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton

Mrs. Blaire Penry, Washington Teacher of the Year & Mr. Travis Penry

Mrs. Sheila Peterson, North Dakota Teacher of the Year & Mr. Jay Peterson

Ms. Rebecka Peterson, 2023 National Teacher of the Year

Mr. Scott Phillips, Nebraska Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Carissa Phillips

Ms. Jacqueline Pogue Lyons

Ms. Rebecca Pringle

Mrs. Lizzette Reynolds, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Education

Mr. Paul Rice

Dr. Jacqueline Rodriguez

Ms. Peyton Rodriguez

Mr. Robert V. Rodriguez

Ms. Jennifer Rose

Mrs. Tabatha Rosproy, 2020 National Teacher of the Year

Ms. Christine Sampson-Clark

Mrs. Miriam Schneider

Mr. Amit Sevak

Ms. Shital C. Shah, Director of Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education

Ms. Nicoletta Skaggs

Mrs. Louise Smith, Mississippi Teacher of the Year & Mr. Brian Smith

Dr. Malbert Smith

Mr. Bertrand Sosa

Mr. Roy Sosa

The Honorable Molly M. Spearman, South Carolina State Superintendent of Education

Mr. Sean M. Spiller

The Honorable Mark Takano, U.S. Representative

The Honorable Neera Tanden, Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor

Mrs. Missy Testerman, National Teacher of the Year & Mr. David Testerman, Mr. Andrew Testerman, Ms. Caroline Testerman & Ms. Aileen Mendez

Mrs. Taniece M. Thompson-Smith, Texas Teacher of the Year & Mr. Theron M. Smith

Ms. Christy Todd, Georgia Teacher of the Year & Dr. Drew Todd

Ms. LaWanda Toney, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Communications and Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education

Mr. Arthur Valentine

Mr. Trent Van Leuven, Idaho Teacher of the Year & Mrs. Cara Jo Van Leuven

Dr. Mandy Vance, Oregon Teacher of the Year & Mr. Paul Vance

Dr. Margie Vandeven

Mrs. Cat Walker, Alaska Teacher of the Year & Mr. Ben Walker

Mrs. Jessah Walker

Mr. De’Shawn Washington, Massachusetts Teacher of the Year & Ms. Shakeeda Bartee

Mrs. Randi Weingarten

The Honorable Frederica Wilson, U.S. Representative

Dr. Donna L. Wright

Ms. Stephanie Yoon

Mr. Peter Zamora

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Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/05/02/white-house-releases-teachers-of-the-year-state-dinner-guest-list/

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