I couldn't possibly be more proud of my friend Ann Marie. She won Teacher of the Year for South Carolina. She is the first special education teacher from South Carolina to win the prestigious award. She won a fab cash prize, the use of a BMW Roadster for a year and has been traveling the state for speaking engagements. She also just got a grant to start a one-of-a-kind special education mentoring program for our state. Very cool!!! She had the honor to take a trip to DC to be recognized and meet the President. She had her pic taken with him in the oval office and kissed him on his cheek. It would not exactly be my choice of President to kiss on the cheek, but it is still puts her in Rock Star Status!!!
Update: For those of you who don't read my comments here is what Ann Marie said when she commented on this post "I also told him that he looked much cuter in real life...silly, I know but I normally I say what I think and this was no exception. he he he" She is too cute!!!