Kansas preschool teacher named 2020 National Teacher of the Year

Published: May. 21, 2020 at 8:13 AM CDT
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Kansas preschool teacher Tabatha Rosproy has been named the 2020 National Teacher of the Year.


" announced the honor Thursday morning.

Rosproy works with some of the state's youngest students at the Winfield Early Learning Center housed in a retirement village.

"I know that there are thousands of wonderful teachers in this country. I have never known one that showed all of the aspects of learning that she has shown; equality, love, respect," Clyde Vasey, one of the grandparent volunteers, told CBS.

"She just pours her heart and soul into these little kiddos every day," said Barbara Trecek, a mom of one of Rosproy's students.

The preschool teacher was named

in November after being selected from a pool of more than 300 nominees.