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11:31 am
Wed February 19, 2014

National Teacher of 2013 to Speak at NSU

Jeffrey Charbonneau speaking at the 2013 National PTA Convention.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Last year's National Teacher of the Year is slated to speak this week at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

Thursday's appearance and speech by Jeffrey Charbonneau will help celebrate teaching in Tahlequah.

Charbonneau teaches chemistry, physics and engineering at Zillah High School in Zillah, Wash.

The school's celebration of teaching program assists public school students, especially minorities, to have early, positive experiences with college and those who educate teachers. 

NSU has the event annually in hopes that many of the students who attend will chose a career path in education.

Aside from teaching full-time at ZHS, Charbonneau also serves as an adjunct faculty member at three colleges and universities.