Monday, April 28, 2014

DC Recognition Week - Opening Reception and Monument Tour

Did you ever look down upon what happens at the US Capitol Building?

Its a trick question... but after last nights reception with Education Policy, I can answer the literal version of the question with a definite "Yes!"  You see, myself and the other state and territorial representatives for the National Teacher of the Year Program were able to enjoy an incredible sunny afternoon from one of the premier hobnobbing spots in DC.  After eating delicious food and catching up with good (albeit very) new friends, we were escorted to the roof of the building, where a panoramic view awaited us.

The energy and enthusiasm of this entire group is incredible!  There are so many interesting, dynamic, and engaged individuals that it makes it hard to pull yourself away from conversation at night to make sure that you get the requisite sleep to be ready for all of the adventures of the following day.  Today, I get to spend the day getting a behind the scenes tour at the Smithsonian before heading to the Vice Presidents home, where we'll be received by Dr. Jill Biden herself!  Wow!

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