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 May 6, 2005
Rhode Island teacher, colleagues honored in Washington
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WASHINGTON A Rhode Island teacher was in Washington yesterday as President Bush honored top educators from each state.

Althea Telford is Rhode Island's teacher of the year. She attended a White House ceremony yesterday where the president recognized teachers from each state their work.

Telford is a language arts teacher at Barrington Middle School.

At yesterday's ceremony, the president also named a math and social studies teacher from Washington DC as 2005 Teacher of the year.

Jason Kamras is credited with reshaping the math curriculum at his school by using technology, adapting lessons to different learning styles and giving classes a real-world context.

Kamras succeeds Rhode Island teacher Kathy Mellor, who was last year's national teacher of the year.

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