Tabatha Rosproy is the first early childhood educator to be named National Teacher of the Year. She teaches preschool for Winfield Early Learning Center in Winfield, Kansas. Housed in a local retirement community and nursing home, her classroom is an inclusive and inter-generational program. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of school buildings across the country, Rosproy served as a co-chair of the educator task force that helped compile Kansas’s continuous learning guidance. She has also served in several leadership positions including co-president of Winfield National Education Association and member of the Cowley County Special Services Cooperative Early Childhood Academy Team, which provides training and support in positive behavior interventions for early childhood teachers in her county.