The Northwest Evaluation Association and The Council of Chief State School Officers has released a new podcast series, “Leading from the Classroom,” in which the 2016 state teachers of the year share personal stories from the classroom.

Each episode contains an individual testimonial of moments that solidified the teachers’ belief in the teaching profession. Through their stories, the speakers emphasize the importance of sound education policy, support for the teaching profession and focus on the needs of their students. Each podcast is four to seven minutes long.

Click here to access the podcasts.