Anthony Mullen saw children whose lives had gone off course during his time as a New York City police officer.
His decision to become a teacher to reach out to those at-risk young people led him to the White House Tuesday, where he was honored as the 2009 Teacher of the Year. The White House has posted a video of yesterday’s award ceremony.
The full text of the event can be found here.
A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.