BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A Bossier Parish school teacher got the opportunity to meet President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
Spencer Kiper is a STEM Educator at Elm Grove Middle School and was named 2019 Louisiana Teacher of the Year.
Kiper and the nation’s other State Teachers of the Year were honored during Washington Week by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Building in Washington, D.C.
The Council of Chief State School Officers coordinated Washington Week, which encompassed a flurry of activities that gave Kiper and his colleagues the opportunity to lend their voice and perspective as it pertains to K-12 education.
Kiper said, “Teacher’s voice is incredibly important in both representations and in forming policy. I’m proud to have represented my students, my community and the state of Louisiana in the many discussions that week, and look forward to watching how our voices continue to help shape the narrative of equity and success in our states.”
Kiper is a also a Global Trainer for STEM Revolution and former Educator Crew Trainer for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. He is also a proud graduate of Haughton High School in Bossier Parish.