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Vt. teacher honored at White House

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A Vermont teacher was a special guest at the White House Tuesday. Vermont's 2013 Teacher of the Year, Jay Hoffman, was honored by President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden.

Hoffman is a technology teacher at Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington. He was one of dozens of top teachers from across the country invited to Washington to celebrate their work with America's kids.

"These educators behind me come from all over the country, they represent cities and towns of every shape and size, all types of schools, but the one thing that binds them together is that they are absolutely devoted to nurturing the next generation," President Obama said.

Hoffman has been a teacher for more than 20 years. Students praise him for his engaging approach in the classroom and a love for what he does.

The president also announced the National Teacher of the Year. He is Jeff Charbonneau, a science teacher from Washington State.

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