Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement congratulating Rebecca Mieliwocki, a longtime Glendale resident and teacher at Luther Middle School in Burbank, who was named 2012 National Teacher of the Year award:
“Rebecca Mieliwocki is known by fellow teachers, administration officials and students for being incredibly hard-working, caring and inspiring. Throughout her career, Rebecca has worked to engage her students and stay relevant in today’s fast-paced society. Because of that, she’s always working to try new techniques and ideas, and never stops innovating.
“Rebecca is a shining example for our community and our children, and we are all incredibly proud of her work and achievements as she is named the top teacher in our nation today.”