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Twitter Is In Love With This Sassy 'Teacher Of The Year' Who Visited The White House

By Mark Pygas

In April, teachers of the year from each state descended on the White House to meet with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as well as President Trump and the First Lady. One of them stood out from the rest. Nikos Giannopoulos, Rhode Island’s teacher, showed up to the event with a rainbow pin and black lace fan. 

At the time, Giannopoulos wrote on Facebook that he decided to wear the pin to the event "to represent my gratitude for the LGBTQ community that has taught me to be proud, bold, and empowered by my identity - even when circumstances make that difficult." While the fan was to "celebrate the joy and freedom of gender nonconformity."

On Wednesday, when I met the president as Rhode Island’s State Teacher of the Year, I did not know what to expect. After...

Posted by Nikos Giannopoulos on Saturday, April 29, 2017