California educator wins top award at gala

Congratulations to Kimberley Gilles, an English teacher at Monte Vista School in Danville, CA, and a member of the California Teachers Association, who won the evening's top honor at the gala: The NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and $25,000. This award recognizes, rewards, and promotes excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession.

Watch Gilles' moving acceptance speech.

Miss any of these moments? See some of the evening's highlights below.

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