Posted by Betsy Blaney on April 27, 2015.

Shanna Peeples will be recognized by President Barack Obama.

(LUBBOCK, Texas) — A high school English teacher in Texas who works with students facing poverty and traumas related to their immigration to the United States on Monday was named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.

Shanna Peeples from Amarillo was selected for the honor by the Council of Chief State School Officers. She is the first Texas teacher to win the award since 1957.

Read the full article in Time.