Teacher of the Year: Ideal Time to Become an Educator

Despite the meager pay and lack of societal support, 2015 Teacher of the Year recipient Shanna Peeples said the benefits of teaching are enough to call a new generation of educators to the profession.

A reading assistant reads on the classroom floor with a small group of fourth graders at Wanke Elementary School in San Antonio on March 9, 2012.

Despite challenges that include meager pay and a lack of societal support, 2015 Teacher of the Year recipient Shanna Peeples said the benefits of teaching are enough to call a new generation of educators to the profession. Peeples, a high school English teacher in Amarillo, urged those interested to make a difference and lead a meaningful life. (Huffington Post)