Former Marine Named National Teacher of the Year
Andy Baumgartner, a former Marine and kindergarten teacher at A. Brian Merry Elementary School in Augusta, Ga., was named the 1999 National Teacher of the Year.
Baumgartner joined the Corps in 1972 and served as a unit diary clerk at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He completed his twoyear enlistment and then went to college.
"The G.I. Bill paid for the last two years of my undergraduate degree and all of my master's," Baumgartner said.
If you are an MCA&F Member
OR Join the MCA&F to continue reading
By becoming a member of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation, you gain access to the entire library of articles from Leatherneck Magazine and the Marine Corps Gazette. Click here to sign up online and continue reading this article