Florida Educator Named National Life Group’s ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Grand Prize Winner

She’s a hero to her students and an inspiration to everyone who has had the privilege of working with her.

National Life Group announced today that Ana Rubio, physical education teacher at Earlington Heights Elementary School in Brownsville, Florida, has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner for the national 2016-2017 LifeChanger of the Year award.

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program that recognizes and rewards outstanding K-12 educators and school district employees who have demonstrated a proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students.

“Ana is an extraordinary example of what it means to be a LifeChanger,” said Mehran Assadi, President and CEO of National Life Group. “She has shown a relentless commitment to the betterment of her students, and to serving her community in Miami-Dade County. We have received comments from hundreds of people whose lives she has touched, all testifying to her kindness, patience, grace, passion, and her commitment to changing children’s lives.”

Rubio was selected for the Grand Prize out of more than 720 teachers, administrators and school district employees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. She was chosen for her inspiring leadership in Miami-Dade County and her student advocacy work, which span the course of a 16-year career.

“Ana is a rock star. Her incredible work at this school and in this community has had a tremendous impact on countless young lives,” said Jackson Nicholas, principal of Earlington Heights Elementary School. “She’s a hero to her students and an inspiration to everyone who has had the privilege of working with her.”

A single mother of three sons, Rubio is the founder of Streamline Miami, a nonprofit program dedicated to…

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