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Washington, D.C. – In a joint statement, Idaho Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo congratulated Sonia Galaviz, a fifth grade teacher from Boise who was recently awarded the NEA Foundation’s Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence:

“Sonia Galaviz has truly earned this recognition. For nearly 15 years, she has served as a positive role model for Idaho’s youth and has inspired students to meet their full potential. Her work has enriched our community. We applaud Sonia’s commitment to educating the next generation of Americans and congratulate her on this achievement.”

Sonia Galaviz teaches at Garfield Elementary School. She has been a teacher for nearly 15 years and has earned numerous other recognitions.