Sonia Galaviz, left, receives an award for excellence in teaching from the NEA Foundation. From left: Sonia Galaviz; Gary Phoebus, president and CEO of NEA Member Benefits; Penni Cyr, president of the Idaho Education Association; Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation.
Sonia Galaviz, left, receives an award for excellence in teaching from the NEA Foundation. From left: Sonia Galaviz; Gary Phoebus, president and CEO of NEA Member Benefits; Penni Cyr, president of the Idaho Education Association; Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation. Provided by the NEA Foundation
Sonia Galaviz, left, receives an award for excellence in teaching from the NEA Foundation. From left: Sonia Galaviz; Gary Phoebus, president and CEO of NEA Member Benefits; Penni Cyr, president of the Idaho Education Association; Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation. Provided by the NEA Foundation

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