The National Parenting Education Network chair, Betty Cook, shared some great news this morning:

Katy Smith, just named Minnesota Teacher of the Year, is a parenting educator in the statewide public school Early Childhood Family Education program. This is the first time in the 47-year history of the award that a parenting educator has been selected. See the Star Tribune story

As Betty Cook wrote: “Congratulations, Katy! How great to receive this kind of recognition for someone in our field.”  Yes!