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Texas English Teacher Named 2015 Teacher of the Year

High school English teacher Shanna Peeples has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. She is the 13th English teacher to take the honor in the prize’s 64-year history.

Peeples, a teacher for 12 years, was announced as the winner today on “CBS This Morning.” She currently works at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, splitting time between teaching and instructional coaching.