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Resigned Alabama Teacher of the Year Now in the Running for Alabama Person of the Year!

December 7, 2015

On the evening of December 07, 2015, I had an email from Ann Marie Corgill, the 2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year whose October 2015 resignation made national news. (To read about Corgill’s ordeal in detail based upon my exclusive interview with her, see this post.)

Ann Marie Corgill 3  Ann Marie Corgill

The subject line of her email read, “Check this out….”

So I did.

It included a link to this December 07, 2015, story entitled, “Who Has Your Vote for Alabama’s Person of the Year?”

Sure enough, Corgill is on the ballot:

After a week of voting on 25 of the most shared and talked about stories on in 2015, our readers narrowed the list down to 10.

What do these 10 have in common?

Some spoke truth to power, such as…

Alabama’s Teacher of the Year who resigned: Ann Marie Corgill, Alabama’s 2014 Teacher of the Year (and a finalist for the national Teacher of the Year honor in 2015), resigned after being shuffled around due to confusion by Birmingham City Schools on whether she was certified to teach her fifth grade students, despite National Board certifications for ages 7-12.

The article includes an opportunity for readers to vote for Alabama Person of the Year:

Now we’re asking you to pick your no. 1 choice for Alabama’s Person of the Year. Voting begins Dec. 7 and continues through Dec. 18.

I voted for Corgill.

Want to read the list and cast a vote?  CLICK HERE.

I voted


Schneider is a southern Louisiana native, career teacher, trained researcher, and author of the ed reform whistle blower, A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who In the Implosion of American Public Education.

She also has a second book, Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools?, published in June 2015.

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  1. Thanks for sharing; I cast my vote!

  2. I voted! By the way,
    if you are reading this blog please help:

  3. Jill Reifschneider permalink

    Done. Thank you for the opportunity to caste my vote.

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