Zillah's Jeff Charbonneau was named National Teacher of the Year at a White House rose garden ceremony last month. The high school science teacher will be taking the 2013-2014 school year off, touring the country and visiting schools speaking about education. He'll return to the Zillah faculty in the fall of 2014.

Charbonneau was a guest on Thursday's Mike Bastinelli show. he talked about his journey to become teacher of the year, his award ceremony and meeting President Obama.

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Visit the Zillah School District's Jeff Charbonneau web page here.