Joshua Bearden, teacher at Northside Elementary, had the honor of attending the NEA Foundation Teacher of Excellence Gala in Washington D.C. this past Friday, February 9th. He was the 2018 Georgia recipient for the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. Mr. Bearden was presented with this award from Mr. Beau Brown (Chairman and CEO of California Casualty), Ms. Harriet Sanford (President and CEO of The NEA Foundation) and Ms. Lily Eskelsen Garcia( President of the NEA). Mr. Bearden was nominated for this award by Dr. Dorothy Welch (CMS Math teacher) and Dr. SId Chapman (President of the Georgia Association of Educators). He was one of 38 educators that was honored that evening.
The awards ceremony took place in the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. an the ceremony can be viewed at www.neafoundation.org.