August 23, 2013
Mary Hawkins-Jones a fifth grade teacher at Westover Elementary School, has been named the Most Hopeful Teacher in America.
The award, given by Gallup, Inc. and Atria Books, recognizes educators who foster hope in their students and help them achieve their goals.
Ms. Hawkins-Jones is the first winner of this national award. She was honored at a special event in Washington D.C. on August 21.