New Jersey's teacher of the year belongs to a music teacher at a Bergen County High School.

Just in case you didn't know, yesterday was World Teachers Day (October 5th). What better way to celebrate than to announce the best teacher in your state?!

Congratulations to Argine Safari of Fort Lee! The music teacher from Pascack Valley High School beat out three other finalists for the title.

Her win was announced during the state' Board of Education meeting on Wednesday.

What's the prize, you ask?

Well, NBC10 says Argine will get a six-month paid sabbatical, and gets to meet the president at a ceremony...at the White House. Pretty, pretty cool!

Argine Safari is originally from Armenia before settling down in Fort Lee, NJ. She's been teaching at Pascack Valley High School since 2005.

Congratulations to her! And thank you teachers everywhere! Where would we be without you?

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