English teacher at men’s state prison is New Hampshire Teacher of the Year
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Kimberly Piper-Stoddard, an English teacher for inmates at the men’s state prison in Concord, has been named New Hampshire’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, the first time ever the award has gone to a Department of Corrections educator at what is known as Granite State High School.
Piper-Stoddard was honored Wednesday at a surprise ceremony at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord.
“There are many paths to bright futures,” Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut said in a statement. “Ms. Piper-Stoddard teaches students who have gone down the wrong path but are working to turn their lives around. I congratulate her, and hope this well-earned award will draw attention to the great work being done at Granite State High School.”