It was a beautiful, inspiring, tear-jerking moment. First Lady of the United States Jill Biden walked into Juliana Urtubey’s Nevada classroom, and presented the 2021 Nevada State Teacher of the Year, the first Latina to be recognized as such, with the 2021 National Teacher of the Year award. Juliana’s reaction was what those of us who are blessed enough to know her knew it would be. Surprise, amazement, humility, and tears at this culminating moment in her illustrious career.
We interviewed Juliana in March of this year, and found her to be one of the most genuine and loving humans we have come across in our career. This encore presentation of episode 90 is a tribute and a celebration of a Latina educator who leads with her heart and solves challenges with her mind, and who is just getting started. Ms. Earth, presente!!