Alumna of Hampton University Named National Teacher of the Year

Kimberly Oliver, an African-American kindergarten teacher in Silver Springs, Maryland, was named Teacher of the Year by The Council of Chief State School Officers. Oliver, who teaches at the Broad Acres Elementary School, has students from Vietnam, Africa, Haiti, and Latin America, as well as African Americans in her classroom. All but one of her students speak a language other than English.

Oliver, 29 years old, is a graduate of Hampton University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia. She did her graduate study at Wilmington College. She will spend the next year traveling the country as an advocate for education.