Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Obama Speaks on Teacher of the Year

A former NYPD officer and current Greenwich teacher was honored today at the White House by President Barack Obama as National Teacher of the Year.

Anthony Mullen works at an alternative high school in Greenwich.

Obama introduced Mullen in the White House Rose Garden. He said the nation doesn't do enough to honor its teachers, who go to work for so much more than a paycheck.

Obama said his administration stands with those educators because the greatest barometer for success is a student's educational background.

Mullen earned his master's degree in 2001 and retired as a captain with the New York City Police Department. He now teaches at the Arch School in Greenwich. WTNH