<span class="caption right"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/Rebecca%20Mieliwocki.jpg" width="220" height="212" alt="" class="image-medium" />*President Barack Obama presents<br /> the 2012 National Teacher of <br />the Year award to Rebecca Mieliwocki.*</span>Rebecca Mieliwocki, the National Teacher of the Year, will be joining the growing list of [Distinguished Speakers](http://www.sxswedu.com/schedule/distinguished-speakers) presenting at SXSWedu, March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Selected from the fifty-four 2012 state and territorial teachers of the year, Rebecca Mieliwocki, a seventh grade English teacher from Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank, California, was honored as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year by President Barack Obama on April 24, 2012. Visit [sxswedu.com](http://sxswedu.com) to read Mieliwocki's full bio and learn more about the [Distinguished Speakers](http://www.sxswedu.com/schedule/distinguished-speakers) confirmed to speak at SXSWedu. Register to [attend](http://www.sxswedu.com/attend) SXSWedu before the **discount deadline on January 11 and save over 25% off** the walkup rate. Early [registrants](https://cart.sxsw.com/products/show?product_code=reg-edu) also benefit from the best [available hotel](http://www.sxswedu.com/attend/hotels) options through the SXSWedu Housing Desk.