Danielle Kovach Accepts Top Honor at 2012 Awards Gala

Danielle Kovach, a special education teacher at Tulsa Trail Elementary School in Hopatcong, NJ, received the 2012 Salute to Excellence in Education Gala’s top award: The NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and $25,000.

Kovach was one of five finalists for the top honor; each received special recognition at the gala on February 10: the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, and $10,000.

Watch Kovach’s moving acceptance speech below.

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