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Once homeless, D.C. teacher overcomes odds and wins Teacher of the Year award | WJLA

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Lakeisha Brown has overcome many obstacles in life. This year, she was recognized as the D.C. Public Schools Teacher of the Year. “A girl from a small town who had a really rough upbringing could possibly win too. I didn’t count myself out,” Brown said. “It’s a moment that I will never forget.” Brown has been teaching at Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest D.C. for the last four years. Getting to this point wasn’t always easy for Brown. “I told myself I want to be a teacher that counts every child, who thinks that everyone can make […]

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