Meeting the President in the Oval Office
For most of my teaching career, I never even knew there was a National Teachers Hall of Fame.
Only five teachers nationwide are chosen each year for induction - from among the four million school teachers in America. If you like to think mathematically, the odds of any one teacher being chosen are 800,000 to one.
Well, back in 2015 - based on the NTHF committee’s thorough investigation of my in-depth service to my profession and my community - I was one of the five teachers chosen to be inducted that year.
(Perhaps more in depth about the Hall of Fame another time.)
As part of the Hall of Fame induction process, I was flown to Washington DC to be honored by President Obama at the White House. Yep, right smack dab in the Oval Office, at that.
I even wore my hat. Of course, I had on a suit and tie, but I wouldn’t be myself without my hat.
But surely I took it off when I entered the Oval Office, right?