Lilly Eskelsen Garcia started her career as a cafeteria worker in Utah. She landed a scholarship to Utah University, busking as a folk singer to pay bills and graduated magna cum laude. From there, she began teaching fourth, fifth and sixth grades in Granite School District and was named the Teacher of the Year in 1989. She became active in her union and taught homeless children in Salt Lake City. Last July, she was elected president of the 3.2-million member National Education Association, with 90% of the vote. Having just started her presidential term on September 1, she is wasting no time, undertaking a nationwide “Back to School” tour to highlight issues facing teachers, parents and schoolkids around the country. She joined the Buzz from her tour in Green Bay.