Recognizing John Herber as People Magazine’s Teacher of the Yearby Representative Jeff Miller
Posted on 2013-12-12
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mr. MILLER of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Mr.
John Herber of Northwest Florida for being named ``Teacher of the
Year'' by People Magazine. Mr. Herber was one of only six teachers
throughout the United States that was bestowed this honor. For fifteen
years, Mr. Herber has been an inspiration to his students, his
colleagues, and his community, and I am pleased to recognize his
commitment and dedication to molding the minds of our Nation's future
A native of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Mr. Herber earned his teaching degree from the University of West Florida in Elementary Education. Ever since, his passion for education has only grown, along with the tremendous impact he has made on the Northwest Florida community. Mr. Herber has served the students and families of Escambia County, Florida at Lincoln Park, Warrington, Brentwood, and Weis Elementary Schools. For the past seven years, he has taught fifth-graders at Oakcrest Elementary School.
Mr. Herber creates an enjoyable environment for learning. His classroom, adorned with science experiments, is evidence of his unique hands-on approach. His pupils' enthusiasm and passion for learning are a testament to Mr. Herber's talent and leadership. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Herber dedicates time on the football field as a school football coach. There is no question that the amount of time and energy Mr. Herber invests in the school and his students has contributed to the school's high ratings and improved student performance.
The superb quality and effectiveness of the schools in Northwest Florida can no doubt be credited to educators like Mr. Herber. He understands the invaluable role teachers serve in the lives of their students, and blessed with the support of his wife Sammi, he possesses an unwavering commitment to excellence.
Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the United States Congress, I am privileged to recognize John Herber's achievements in teaching and elementary education. My wife Vicki and I wish Mr. Herber and his wife continued success.