Woodburn kindergarten teacher Rosa Floyd named Oregon Teacher of the Year

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On Wednesday, the Oregon Department of Education named Rosa Floyd, a kindergarten teacher at Nellie Muir Elementary School in Woodburn, its 2023 Oregon Teacher of the Year. A native Spanish speaker, Floyd has been teaching bilingual immersion kindergarten in the Woodburn school district for 22 years. She also started and teaches a Mexican folkloric dance group at Nellie Muir for current and former students, their parents and school staff. Rosa Floyd joins us to talk about winning the award and the importance of honoring heritage and culture within the classroom and beyond.

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