Sean McComb, providing inspiration for graduation every day

It’s the time of year when many of us are wearing our cap and gown or watching someone who is walk up and grab their diploma. 

What’s important throughout our school years to make it to graduation day is not always the tangible or measurable. 

Sean McComb knows that for students to make it through school to graduation it often takes someone who believes in you even when you don’t. Especially when you don’t.

As the National Teacher of the Year 2014, he is one the youngest teachers to win this award at 30.

He acts on the goal of keeping kids in school until they graduate, gives them the encouragement they need for life not just for the classroom, and teaches them practical tools to move from high school to college. 

In his teaching career he participates in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program where students learn and engage in the right next steps to get to college. He and his wife, also a teacher, started the program at his school, and it has grown to involve ten teachers.

As the National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb will spend a full year making stops across the country to advocate for the teaching profession. 

Congratulations Mr. McComb for the inspiration that you share with each year’s future graduates and for the ones who are wearing their caps and gowns this year. 

Learn more about the National Teacher of the Year Award.