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Governor’s Weekly Message: Delaware’s Teacher of the Year

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011



DOVER –  In his weekly message, Governor Markell honors this year’s Delaware Teacher of the Year and all the great teachers who commit themselves to educating young people and helping them reach their full potential.

“Most of us had at least one teacher growing up who changed our lives who inspired us, who saw something in us, who took the time to say – ‘I see what you’re capable of and I am going to challenge you to do it,’” said the Governor. “Those are the kinds of teachers we want for our kids – teachers who not only know their subjects but can stoke in their students that fire and desire to learn.”

Each year, at this time, Delaware honors its “Teacher of the Year.” While countless teachers are worthy of the honor, each year, each district puts up one nominee that embodies a commitment to excellence. The winner is selected from that group.

This year’s Teacher of the Year is Amber Augustus, who teaches math, science and social studies teacher at J-B-M Intermediate School in Smyrna. Ms. Augustus left a corporate career where she traveled all over for one school, one classroom in Smyrna, teaching her own students the incredible places a solid education can take you.

“We are so proud of Ms. Augustus, proud to call her one of Delaware’s best. I know our teacher-of-the-year will treasure the award, and the memory of standing up and being honored in front of hundreds of her peers,” said the Governor. “I also know that our Teacher of the Year – and all the nominees – will tell you that the greatest reward for any teacher is the chance to stand up in front of a class and change a life for the better.”

About the Governor’s Weekly Message:
At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets. Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers. The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbX1TrmIAVU

Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/user/GovernorMarkell – or on his Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/governormarkell – or on the Delaware State website at http://governor.delaware.gov/information/podcast_video.shtml. All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/governormarkell – and submit ideas through http://ideas.delaware.gov

TRANSCRIPT / TEXT OF SCRIPT: Delaware’s Teacher of the Year

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Governor’s Weekly Message: Delaware’s Teacher of the Year

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011



DOVER –  In his weekly message, Governor Markell honors this year’s Delaware Teacher of the Year and all the great teachers who commit themselves to educating young people and helping them reach their full potential.

“Most of us had at least one teacher growing up who changed our lives who inspired us, who saw something in us, who took the time to say – ‘I see what you’re capable of and I am going to challenge you to do it,’” said the Governor. “Those are the kinds of teachers we want for our kids – teachers who not only know their subjects but can stoke in their students that fire and desire to learn.”

Each year, at this time, Delaware honors its “Teacher of the Year.” While countless teachers are worthy of the honor, each year, each district puts up one nominee that embodies a commitment to excellence. The winner is selected from that group.

This year’s Teacher of the Year is Amber Augustus, who teaches math, science and social studies teacher at J-B-M Intermediate School in Smyrna. Ms. Augustus left a corporate career where she traveled all over for one school, one classroom in Smyrna, teaching her own students the incredible places a solid education can take you.

“We are so proud of Ms. Augustus, proud to call her one of Delaware’s best. I know our teacher-of-the-year will treasure the award, and the memory of standing up and being honored in front of hundreds of her peers,” said the Governor. “I also know that our Teacher of the Year – and all the nominees – will tell you that the greatest reward for any teacher is the chance to stand up in front of a class and change a life for the better.”

About the Governor’s Weekly Message:
At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets. Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers. The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbX1TrmIAVU

Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/user/GovernorMarkell – or on his Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/governormarkell – or on the Delaware State website at http://governor.delaware.gov/information/podcast_video.shtml. All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/governormarkell – and submit ideas through http://ideas.delaware.gov

TRANSCRIPT / TEXT OF SCRIPT: Delaware’s Teacher of the Year

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